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VoTXLV — No. 1 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Friday, September 20, 1968 


General Hershey, Director Hoover 
Offer Message To Rebellious 

WASHINGTON (CPS)— The two gov- 
ernment officials probably most ven- 
erated by students, FBI Director J. 
Edgar Hoover and Selective Service 
Director Lewis B. Hershey, recently is- 
sued their "back^to-school" welcoming 
broadsides to students and universities. 

In the September issue of Law En- 
forcement Bulletin, a magazine sent by 
the FBI to police departments and other 
law enforcement agencies, Hoover wrote 
that "revolutionary terrorists" — in the 
form of Students for a Democratic Society 
(SDS) and other New Left groups — will 
endanger "not only the academic com- 
munity but our peaceful and orderly soc- 
iety" this fall. 

Red Terror 

Militant radical leaders, Hoover warns, 
"plan to launch a wide-spread attack on 
educational institutions," and are relying 
on campus activists to help them "smash 
first the educational structure, then our 
economic system, and finally our Govern- 
ment itself." 

He called the New Left a "growing 
band of self-styled revolutionaries" who 
have a "pathological hatred for our way 
of life and a determination to destroy it," 
and said they will be using college cam- 
puses as a base for activities designed to 
promote Communist concepts in this 

Hershey, in only slightly milder words, 
addressed himself to college and uni- 
versity administrators in the August edi- 
tion of the Selective Service house organ, 
warning them of the "perils of per- 
missiveness" toward students and faculty 
members who dissent and "create chaos" 
on campuses. 

Hershey said "complete loss of control" 
by administrators over their institutions 
(referring to such incidents as that at 
Columbia) is inevitable when faculty 
members are allowed to complain about 
reclassification of students who engage 
in "disruptive protests," or to give all their 
students "A" grades "in <an effort to 
evade their plain duty to determine the 
satisfactory scholarship of a student." 
Faculty Attacked 

He blamed much of the campus unrest 
on faculty members who "prey on stu- 
dents" and encourage them to attack the 
actions of government officials or help 
them evade the draft, and said he thought 
those administrators who had "learned 
something last year" would suppress such 
Professional activity. 

"I believe the silent citizens of the 
United States and the Congress are near- 
fflg the end of their patience with such 
activities," Hershey said. "I do not think 
Congress will for long provide funds to 
educational institutions to pay faculty 
members who incite students to disobey 
the Selective Service Law, or tolerate as 
satisfactory those who do." 

Freshmen Complete 
Orientation Week 

Freshman Week 1968 began Sunday, 
Sept. 8, as 269 freshmen arrived at LVC. 
They and their parents were received by 
Dr. Sample and other school officials in 
the gym. In the evening the newcomers 
were treated to a folksing and vesper 
service. The next morning they attended 
Freshman Week Opening Convocation 
and heard Robert G. Mickey, head of the 
religion department at Franklin and Mar- 
shall. The first discussion of the summer 
reading book, Introduction to College 
Life, Meanings, Values, and Commitment, 
edited by C. Gilbert Wrenn, was held on 
Monday afternoon with faculty members 
participating. A square dance was the 
evening's social event. The next day, after 
a second discussion of College Life, the 
freshmen underwent final registration and 
a library practice period. A juke-box 
dance brightened Tuesday evening. On 
Wednesday as the upperclassmen arrived 
and registered, the class of '72 was en- 
lightened about business procedures, col- 
lege development, public relations, and 
alumni affairs. Deans Faust and Mar- 
quette spoke of campus life and student 
government. SCA conducted its hike that 
evening. On Thursday, the first day of 
classes, Dr. Sample spoke to the entire 
college family at the convocation. The 
next evening SCA presented to a full 
Engle Hall its skit Nothing of Value (or 
Big Klutz) written by Tom Hostetter. At 
the Faculty Student Council reception on 
Saturday night numerous campus organi- 
zations received the new students. A 
dance, with music by the Velaires, mark- 
ed the close of Freshman Week 1968. 


New England Citizens Unite To 
Give Aid To Starving Natives 
In West Africa 

President Sample sets forth goals in chapel speech 

Sample Assumes Presidency, 
Addresses Opening Convocation 


First of the "Film Classics" for 1968- 
6 9, For Whom the Bell Tolls, will be 
shown in the chapel auditorium at 8 p.m. 
on Friday, October 4. 

This film, based on the Hemingway 
novel and starring Ingrid Bergman and 
°ary Cooper, concerns the love story of 
a man and a woman fighting with the 
^erillas in the Spanish Civil War of the 

Tickets for the series of eight films are 
jj 3 -00 and are available in the Dining 
Ha ll, the bookstore, and the English Dept. 
office. As in previous years, a subscriber 
ma y have guests admitted on his ticket. 

The rest of the series includes East of 
*Jen, The Informer, This Sporting Life, 
Oliver Twist, and tentatively Night of the 
generals, The Music Man, and The Ugly 

LVC Co-Sponsors 
Great Artist Series 

The Great Artist Series for the 1968-69 
academic year, sponsored cooperatively 
by Lebanon Valley College, Elizabeth- 
town College and the Hershey Education- 
al and Cultural Center, will present three 
concerts at the Hershey Community The- 

The program includes Van Cliburn on 
October 31; Vienna Boys Choir, January 
10; and the Minneapolis Symphony Or- 
chestra, March 7; with all concerts begin- 
ning by 8:15 p.m. 

Lebanon Valley will have 400 reserve 
seats available for its students, and there 
will be no charge made for the tickets or 
the transportation by bus to and from the 
Hershey Theater. 

The ticket office in the gymnasium will 
be open approximately two weeks before 
each concert (see box, p. 3). Each student 
must present his or her identification card 
to receive a ticket, each student desiring 
transportation must request it at the time 
he receives his ticket. 

Tickets will not be held to be picked 
up at a later time. If students wish to 
obtain adjoining seats, they must pick up 
their ticket at the same time. If there are 
students who are unable to receive tickets 

Dr. Frederick P. Sample spoke at the 
opening convocation of Lebanon Valley 
College on Thursday, September 14, 
1968. This was Dr. Sample's first appear- 
ance before the student body as the presi- 
dent of the college, although he had spok- 
en on Founder's Day last spring. 

In his address, President Sample spoke 
of improvements, both those added to the 
campus during the summer and those 
planned for the near future. He spoke of 
the start of new men's dorms and also of 
the great desire to begin construction on 
the student center as soon as possible. 
Dr. Sample expressed the feeling that the 
proposed student center would benefit all 
facets of college life; not only the formal 
learning processes, but also the develop- 
ment of the student as a person. 

Administrative Accord 

The preliminary remarks were given by 
Dr. Carl Ehrhart, Dean of the College. 
Dean Ehrhart aired the opinion that this 
institution is losing sight of its ultimate 
purpose, namely that of learning. This, 
he said, includes all types of learning as 
commonly associated with an institution 
of this type. Dr. Ehrhart ended by re- 
questing all members of the college com- 
munity to maintain the basic unity which 
has previously characterized this school, 
even though there are differences of opin- 
ion on campus. 

Dr. Sample more or less echoed this 
feeling in the final part of his address. 
He ended by saying that the primary 
purpose of the college, learning and gen- 
eral development, should be the chief 
goal of the entire college population. 
Auxiliary functions and organizations 
must not be separated from this ultimate 

Frederick Palmer Sample became the 
thirteenth president of Lebanon Valley 
College on September 1, 1968. 

Mr. Sample accepted the responsibil- 
ities of the office from Dr. Allan W. 
Mund, president of the Board of Trustees, 
who had been serving as acting president 
of the College since April 1, 1967. 

The new president, a native of Colum- 
bia, Pa., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
William S. Sample of that city. He has 
been in the field of public education 
since his graduation from Lebanon Val- 
ley College in 1952. After acting as 
principal of the Red Lion Area schools 
from 1959 to 1964, he became superin- 
tendent of the Manheim Township School 
District in Lancaster County. He held that 
position at the time of his election to 
the presidency of Lebanon Valley College. 

President Sample, his wife and two 
sons, have moved to a home on Maple 
Street in Annville. Their sons, Jeffrey 
and Roger, have become students in the 
Annville-Cleona schools. 

President Sample would like to an- 
nounce the opening of two new stu- 
dent parking lots. One lot is located 
behind the Infirmary on Summit Street 
and the other on the site of the old 
shoe factory east of the corner of 
College and Sheridan Aves. 


for the first concert, they will receive first 
preference for the second concert. Tick- 
ets are not transferable nor can they be 
replaced if lost. 

According to Dr. Mezoff, who is in 
charge of the series at Lebanon Valley, 
the continuation of the series will depend 
upon the response of the students and fac- 
ulty to this type of program. 

The ticket office in the gymnasium will be open for each of the concerts 
according to this schedule: 


Van Cliburn 

October 31, 1968 

Vienna Boys Choir 
January 10. 1969 

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra 
March 7, 1969 





10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 



10 a.m. to 10:45 

12 to 3 p.m. 



10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 



10 a.m. to 10:45 

12 to 3 p.m. 



10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 



10 a.m. to 10:45 

12 to 3 p.m. 

WASHINGTON (CPS)— A group of 

rebel political scientists has succeeded in 
getting the American Political Science As- 
sociation to officially encourage concern 
for controversial social and political 

The Caucus for a New Political Science 
had challenged the Association to re- 
place its traditional scholarly detachment 
with a "radically critical spirit" about con- 
temporary "crises" and "inherent weak- 
nesses" in the American political system. 

The ammendment and the success of 
Oaucus panel discussions at the APSA's 
convention here last week represents a 
victory for the rebellious offshoot. It 
was formed last year after the Association 
refused to even discuss certain contro- 
versial subjects, including opposition to 
universities' revealing membership lists of 
radical campus groups to HUAC. 
Daley Cited 

Panels arranged by the Caucus at this 
session explored urban politics, the 1968 
elections, student unrest at Columbia 
University, Vietnam Czechoslovakia, radi- 
cal political thought and the Chicago 
Democratic Convention. Selective Service 
Chief Lewis B. Hershey held forth at a 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CPS)— Impa- 
ttient with the failure of governments to 
come to the aid of the starving in Biafra, 
a group of students, churchmen, and New 
England citizens have banded with Euro- 
pean groups to send a ship filled with 
food and supplies to the tiny African state 
' this month. 

j The project, begun a month ago, is 
under the direction of Phil Whitten, a 

! soft-spoken married graduate student at 

I Harvard University, who runs BROTH- 
ER, a loose alignment of several dozen 
Biafra aid groups which sprang up around 
New England after reports of starving 

! children caught world-wide attention. 
BROTHER is working with Catholic 
and other benvolent groups in Western 
Europe to fill and staff a ship and send 
it to Biafra, distribute the food and sup- 
plies, and bring back 1000 orphan chil- 

The ship, a Danish liner named King 
Olaf V, is due to department from Co- 
penhagen September 30 with 1500 pounds 
of food and 300 volunteers from the U.S. 
and Europe aborad. 

It will land at Calabar on the African 
coast, a port city now under Nigerian 
control since Nigreia has been working 
to crush the revolt of Biafrans, who se- 
ceded from Nigerian control. According 
to Whitten, Calabar is the only place they 
can land since Biafra has no ports; but eh 
said the group has received assurances 
that they will be abel to unload since 
their mission is nonpolitical: "We'll feed 
anyone who is starving, no matter which 
side he's on." 

The ship's stock wil be unloaded by 
helicopter and truck, he 300 volunteers 
(who will be half Americans, half Euro- 
peans) will be in charge of distributing 
the food in villages and towns. Most of 
them, Whitten said, will stay in Africa for 
several weeks; a few, more highly skilled 
in first aid and other social work, may 
stay as long as a year. 

The volunteers may help solve the 
problems the International Red Cross and 
other donors of food have had. Reports 
in London have indicated that as much as 
30 per ecnt of relief supplies rot on the 
docks while governments bicker about the 
best way to distribute them. The King 
Olaf will have its own forces for distri- 

The voyage is being jointly financed. 
The European groups are chartering the 
ship (a $120,000 investment), supplying 
the food and supplies, and paying to 
bring the children pack. (Where the or- 
phans will go has not yet been settled, 
Whitten said.) The U.S. groups have been 
asked to raise about $28,000 to pay for 
the volunteers' passage. 

session on "the draft and the rights of 
conscripted citizens." 

The Association approved a declaration 
that it will "not remain silent on threats 
to academic freedom" and voted to move 
its 1970 convention from Chicago to an- 
other city with "an atmosphere con- 
ducive to free discussion." A stronger 
resolution condemning Chicago Mayor 
Richard Daley and his police for their 
supression and brutality was defeated 
after heated debate. 

in .the Caucus session on the draft, 
Lt. Gen. Hershey managed to avoid or 
misunderstand most of the political 
scientists' pointed questions. His brief 
presentation dealt with a history of the 
Selective Service. Several times Hershey 
was booed and hissed, as when he implied 
that conscientious objectors are "un- 
desirables." He refused to answer a ques- 
tion concerning the length of tenure as 
Selective Service chief. 


La Vie Collegienne, Friday, September 20, 1968 ^ a Vie 

A Chance 

La Vie recently spoke to President Sample about the future of student 
faculty-administration relationships. The results of the discussion would 
indicate that students should begin assessing the role of the President's 
office in hearing student opinion on all college matters. 

President Sample believes that truth in communication is the first 
step toward better college relations among all in the community. He wishes 
to inform everyone at Lebanon Valley that he will endeavor to hear the 
viewpoints of all. 

The critical subject of a student union has not escaped the thought of 
Dr. Sample; it has indeed been a primary consideration of his for a long 
while. But he is looking not just to this sorely needed entity on campus, 
but also to the need for other buildings and programs of study. 

Lebanon Valley's new president wants the college to know that he is 
maintaining an "open-door" policy. He believes that the new commun- 
ication will start when students and faculty realize they are free to talk 
things over, and get the facts of an administrative decision or opinion from 
a man who is willing to clarify the "whys" of policies that must please 
many people concerned in one way or another with this institution. 

We as students have concerns about the future of our college. We 
want to be heard. Maybe this will be our chance. — A.S. 

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A Good 


... Is More 
Than A Torch 



Established 1925 

Vol. XLV — No. 1 Friday, September 20, 1968 

Editor-in-Chief Albert Schmick 71 

Associate Editor Mary Ann Horn '69 

News Editor Peter Lewin '70 

Feature Editor Dave Bartholomew '69 

Sports Editor Jerry Powell '72 

Photography Editor Paul Clawser '71 

Layout Editor Anne Prescott '69 

Exchange Editor Mary Jane Lentz '69 

Business Manager Allen Steffy '69 

Staff: Dave Niethamer, Carol Grove, Dennis Nagy, Donna Fluke, Margaret Heyboer, 

Phyllis Eberhart and Barb Andrews. 
Advisor Mr. Richard V. Showers 

La Vie Collegienne is published every Thursday by the students of Lebanon Valley College 
and is printed by Church Center Press, Myerstown, Pa. Offices are located in Carnegie Lounge, 
second floor. Annual subscription rates (non-college personnel): $4.00. 

LA VIE Publication Dates 

Sept. 27 

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 
Dec. 13, 20 

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 
Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 
Apr. 18, 25 
May 2, 9 


I have often entertained the idea that 
literary artists may be quite insane. That 
in their own particular conceptions of un- 
reality lay the most peculiar yet concrete 
capabilities of producing art. 

My first reaction to Mr. Thomas Hos- 
Freshmen skit) was that Mr. Hostetter 
is, indeed, quite insane. For a few days 
following the September 13 event, the 
only critique I felt appropriate for the 
show was to span four La Vie columns 
with four-inch-high letters spelling the 
word fantastic. In red letters, perhaps. 

Excluding cast members and production 
workers, I do not believe a majority of 
those who experienced NOTHING OF 
VALUE fully realize what Mr. Hostetter 
has accomplished. 

The SCA Freshmen skits in the past 
have always been dreary self-indulgent 
little exercises in which campus pro- 
fessors, administrators, institutions, scan- 
dals, and foibles were mercilessly as- 
sassinated with not so much as a speck of 
wit or satire. The Freshmen saved the 
campus (from impending doom) before 
the finale of the second act of a play em- 
barrassingly aimed at the television-guf- 
fawing mind. The skits have relied on the 
comedy of exaggeration which allows no 
room for serious employment of humor. 

Of course, some exaggeration is neces- 
sary to establish character, especially to 
Freshmen viewers. But where it is over- 
used, as in past years, character actions 
and appearance provide a lesser humor 
than the content of the words they speak. 
Hostetter has largely overcome this ob- 
sacle with the notable exception of 
"Ehrhart" who becomes weak and rapidly 
unfunny as the play progresses. Contrast 
the Ehrhart character with "McDarfus," 
for example. The LVC football coach? 
Tall, big, barkingly coherent, very Ivy 
League. Hostetter's football coach? Short, 
puny, unintelligible, sweatsuit-garbed. 
Humor lives here in the contrasts, the 
beautiful reversal of character from the 
real to the parody. 

The lines come through. The characters 
speak genuinely funny, sometimes ele- 
vated, dialogue. The viewers forget the 
actors and see the roles, a triumph for 
both actor and director. Hostetter has 
created not a skit but a play, and one 
that, for a rarity of sorts, has emerged 
from the college-bound situation: Hos- 
tetter's pen has transcended the campus 
with, if not daringly original, daringly 
funny and entertaining theater. 

Mr. Hostetter, the lyricist, is simply 
amazing. His lyrics bear the unmistakable 
ring of the professional. "Annville, USA," 
"Valley's in the Very Best of Hands," 
and "Out of Time," in particular, ex- 
hibit spotlessly rhythmed and freshly 
appropriate wording. LI'L ABNER al- 
most never had it so good. 

There were a few mishaps and for- 
gotten lines in the (Friday, the Thir- 
teenth) performance. We must remember 
however, that the play was not a finished 
production by any means. No play in 
only one week of readiness could be 
finished or polished. It is the fact of the 
quality of the production that emerged 
that is astounding. Mr. Hostetetter has 
extracted generally fine performances 
from his actors, the musical numbers are 
wonderfully staged and performed, and I 
don't believe the stage facilities of poor 
Engle have ever been more efficiently 
utilized. It would be unfair, difficult, and 
trivial to find serious fault with NOTH- 

Mr. Hostetter has sharpened and thrust 
his pen into matters ripe for lampooning. 
It would be as easy to ignore what he 
has so brilliantly achieved with a tremen- 
dous volume of work in so short a period 
of time as it would be to allow Mr. Hos- 
tetter to remain lurking in the mere shad- 
ows of Wig and Buckle (from a stand- 
point of writer and director). 

I have always suspected Li'l Hostetter 
possessed of genius. And then there's the 
matter of his gentle insanity (may-it- 
strike-us-all). Two confirmations which 
prove at least one theory of theater, 

— David Bartholomew 

I don't know about you, but when I 
pick up a book that pretends to be any- 
thing other than the most technical ma- 
erial or just plain bookkeeping, I expect 
to see the closest approximation to art of 
which the author is capable. 

In examining the last offering of the 
staff of QUITTAPHILLA (the college 
yearbook), certain questions are raised 
in the minds of many of us. First of all, 
I wonder what the purpose of a college 
annual is. If it be merely a convenient 
device for the calling to mind years later 
those dear old, rah-rah, raccoon coat, 
fraternity and prom days of our youth, 
it has little relevance for me to begin with 
(though the QUITTIE seems not to do 
even this effectively). But this raises the 
questions: for whom is the annual pub- 
lished, and, more indirectly, what are the 
important impressions that the college 
intends to leave with its students? 

Wrong Emphasis 

It seems to me that QUITTAPAHILLA 
is published by admiring freshmen, or 
perhaps high-school students who have 
never discovered that the measure of a 
student's place in an academic commun- 
ity (and especially this one) is not taken 
from the number of organizations to 
which he belongs or the number of school 
and/or fraternity parties that he attended 
Nor have they learned that what really 
happens to a human being during four 
years of college is indicated by something 
quite apart from the exceedingly super- 
ficial bookkeeping involved in recording 
such things. This is, as I say, bookkeeping 
and could be done quite as efficiently with 
considerably less expense in a thin paper- 

Now what I mean by "what really 
happens . . ." is not what he thought of 
Religion 12 or how many times he made 
the dean's list either. I think that any of 
us who have spent any time at all in col- 
lege cannot help but feel the immense im- 
pact of these years upon our lives in a 
way that is very much apart from classes 
and exams as well as from football games 
and fraternity parties — though these are 
certainly a part of the whole. But anyone 
who thinks that the institutions of Lebanon 
Valley College are the Lebanon Valley 
Experience is really out of it. What we 
have to get at is the impingement of this 
brief experience between adolescence and 
adulthood upon our whole lives as in 
dividuals. College is a lot of things to 
most of us; our last wild fling as a single 
person, a training school for a 9 to 5 
existence, our last try at being what we 
want to be or think we want to be in the 
instant before we are made to be some- 
thing else ,and surely our one big chance 
to be visionary, callow, radical, sopho 
moric and perhaps free. 

Now this is a pretty devasting affair 
and certainly the raw material for art. So 
if the annual staff wants to keep books I 
can suggest a much cheaper way, but if it 
wants to create something, to extract the 
art from an experience that most artists 
don't bother with, I suggest that they find 
the few people on this campus who are 
cognizant of the way in which the LV 
Experience has taken them apart and put 
them back together and make haste to the 
proverbial drawing board. 

— Jim Bowman 


Lebanon Valley's Childhood Education 
Club, now a member of the national asso- 
ciation, greeted perspective members at 
its annual "Get-Acquainted Barbecue" on 
Thursday, September 12 . This year it was 
held at the home of Dr. Ebersole, one of 
the elementary education professors. Af- 
ter eating, the group listened attentively 
to the previews of the various elementary 
education courses they would be taking in 
the future. The meeting closed with an 
enjoyable singing performance by Louise 
and Marty Waring. 

On Saturday the club set up a table 
at the FSC reception. A few of the offi- 
cers handed out booklets which intro- 
duced freshmen to the various club proj- 
ects and plans for the coming year. Child- 
hood Education Club invites any inter- 
ested students to attend the next meeting 
on October 10, which will feature a dis- 
cussion of education in Spain. 

The Faculty-Student Council is theo- 
retically the representative body for all 
students on LVC's campus. To gain a 
legitimate status, new organizations must 
come to FSC for recognition. All student 
organizations are permitted to have a vot- 
ing representative on FSC, and these rep- 
resentatives collectively plus three mem- 
bers of the faculty constitute the FSC's 

The representative is just that. In FSC, 
he represents his organization, and in his 
organization, he represents the feelings of 
the representatives of all other organiza- 
tions. Funds Scattered 

FSC is a budget power. Every year, 
the individual student contributes seven- 
teen dollars and fifty cents to FSC to be 
spent for his benefit; with last spring's 
elections in regard to the Student Union 
Fee, this fee has risen to twenty-seven fifty 
per student per year. Much of this money 
is allocated to organizations whose work 
affects the total campus program, e.g. 
La Vie Collegienne, Quittie, the SCA. 
Some is spent on social events, some is 
given to the individual classes, and some 
is usually retained for future use. 

On campus, one hears of student dissat- 
isfaction with current administrative poli- 
cies, e.g. chapel attendance, with the lack 
of social life, or with the social life as 
it is. The FSC is the operative organiza- 
tion into which dissatisfaction should be 
channelled for consideration and possible 
corrective measures or recommendations. 

Apparently, however, this campus suf- 
fers from an apathetic dissatisfaction; for 
while much is said in dorms or off the 
record, little is actually brought forth 
where it should be — at FSC meetings. 
Student Ignorance 

The meetings are open to all, and any 
student may voice his feelings personally 
or through his representative. The voices 
aren't heard. The bulk of the student 
body fails to even ask about the use of 
its annual contribution. 

Maybe the problem isn't apathy but a 
lack of knowledge about the function of 
FSC. If this is the case, read this article 
and consider yourself partially educated, 
then contact an FSC representative and 
gain further knowledge. 

Too long the FSC has been a potential 
voice which has remained mute. Maybe 
to become effective in its role as the 
central student organization it will have 
to learn to talk again. This is certain— 
if the FSC's growth is to continue, your 
interest and support is needed. 

— Al Clipp 

National Society Cites 
Valley Pi Gamma Mu 

For the third consecutive year the 
Lebanon Valley College chapter of Pi 
Gamma Mu, national social science honor 
society, has been cited for its outstanding 

The local chapter, Pennsylvania Nu, 
was one of six listed on the "Roll of 
Honor" by the national office. 

President of the chapter in the spring 
of 1967 was Richard W. Buek, Ir., a his- 
tory major from Narberth, Pa. The head 
of last year's activities was George J. 
King, a major in economics and business 
administration from Somers Point, New 
lersey. The faculty advisor is Dr. Ralph 
S. Shay, chairman of the department of 
history and political science. 

Pennsy Stands Out 
The national reputation of Pennsyl- 
vania Nu chapter of Pi Gamma Mu goes 
back beyond three years on the Roll of 
Honor. In 1953-1954, it was cited for 
having the best program of all the 
chapters in the U.S.A. 

One other chapter from this state, Pi 
of Indiana University, was included in 
the group. Among the twenty-one chapters 
which attained the "Roll of Merit," there 
were two from Pennsylvania— Gamma, 
from Susquehanna University, and Rho, 
of Allegheny College. 

Carnegie Lounge Hours 1968-69 
Monday through Thursday 
9 A.M. - 5 P.M., 7 - 9 P.M. 
Friday and Saturday 
9 A.M. - 5 P.M., 8 - 12 P.M. 
Sunday 2 - 5 P.M., 7 - 10 P.M. 



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Dutch Flier 

By Jerry Powell 

This year's football team is looking better than ever. The pre-season 
practice and the attitude shown by the team point to an outstanding 

The comeback started Saturday, September 14, when the Dutchmen 
downed Millersville 24-20. The offense has been improved with a well- 
balanced attack of both passing and rushing. By moving consistently the 
Dutchmen were able to snatch 28 first downs for 423 yards, while Millers- 
ville got 12 first downs for 263 yards. 

The offensive line, made up of veterans, will average 190 lbs, which 
Coach McHenry feels will create great mobility and speed for the blockers. 
Included in the backfield will be Bruce Decker, quarterback, Tony De- 
Marco, fullback, and co-captain Joe Torre at tailback. 

The defense, which will provide the best protection in Valley's history, 
will be headed by co-captain George Morse, at tackle. Others include 
Steve Brandsberg, defensive end, and Ed Thomas, also defensive end. 

Of the 55 men that turned out this year, 30 were freshmen. The most 
promising are Dick Bell, Howard Chevatt, Jim Dipiero, Charles Etter, 
John Holbrook, Jim Intesta, Tom Koons, John Kurtis, and Jeff Rowe. 

SCA All-Campus Retreat 
"Youth's Role in Politics" 
September 27 - 28 
Hershey Hall — Mt. Gretna 
Become an active member in SCA!! 

Thanks to all those who sent cards 
and flowers and visited me while I 
was in the hospital. It sure made me 
get well much faster. 

Annemarie Parker 


by Jim Davis 

After two seasons with identical 3-8 
records, the Valley harriers can only be 
optimistic about the future. There have 
been several changes in the team since 
last season. The most obvious is the re- 
placement of J. Robert McHenry by 
George Mayhoffer as head coach. Mc- 
Henry will now devote full time to bas- 
ketball and lacrosse, while Mayhoffer 
heads the track and cross country squads. 
This shift in assignments should work for 
the improvement of all four sports. An- 
other change was the graduation of Dick 
Williams. For the first time in three 
years the number one position on the 
team is wide open and there should be a 
fight for the top spot every meet. 

Freshmen Key 

Including co-captains Jim Davis and 
Terry Nitka, there are nine men on this 
year's squad. Although this is one of the 
smallest squads in recent years it is one 
that shows great promise. The team's 
four freshmen, John Gilmore, Bill Sny- 
der, Steve Shaffer and Tom Thompson 
may be the key to a winning season. The 
four returning lettermen, Davis, Nitka, 
Harvey Gregory and Mike Burns will 
provide the experience the squad needs. 
Senior Bob Unger, doubling as the team's 
trainer has so far been a pleasant sur- 

The team opens its season October 16 
against Drexel and Philadelphia Textile. 
With an easier schedule than in previous 
years and with the promise of good run- 
ners, the cross country team could win 
many more than half its meets. 

Anyone interested in forming a 
group devoted to the classical guitar, 
whose purpose will be to discuss tech- 
nique, to listen to recordings, and to 
provide a sympathetic audience for 
the playing of its members, please 
contact Mr. J. R. O'Donnell of the 
Physics Department. 

Faculty Plans For 
Upcoming Recitals 

by Dave Neithamer 

Musically speaking, the Lebanon Valley 
campus will be quite active again this 
year. Pianist William Fairlamb will once 
again begin the season with what prom- 
ises to be one of his suberb displays of 
artistry. His is a recital not to be missed. 

On October 27, the faculty will present 
a chamber music concert. The following 
week on Tuesday evening, those who 
are too bored to watch the election 
returns can enjoy another chamber 
music concert presented by Phi Mu 
Alpha Sinfonia. These concerts in the 
past were good performances by a varied 
nature of chamber ensembles. 

The dedicatory recital for this new 
chapel organ should also be a must for 
music lovers. David Craighead has re- 
ceived wide acclaim for his artistry on 
the organ and he should provide a very 
musical afternoon on October 20. For 
those interested in more of the same, Dr. 
Getz will give a recital during the chapel 
service on November 19 and again on 
February 9. 

Two Pianos 

On November 10, Frances Veri will 
give a piano recital. She is one partner 
in the team of Veri and Jamanis, the duo- 
piano team that provided a delightful per- 
formance at last year's Pickwell Benefit 
Concert. Miss Veri was invited to play in 
a recital at the Julliard School of Music 
which honored her teacher, the Late Wil- 
liam Friskin. Later in the year her hus- 
band, Michael Jaminis plans a recital and 
hopefully they will present another of 
their duo-piano recitals. 

Other events on the calendar during 
the first semester include an orchestra 
concert and a Community Chrismas con- 
cert prepared by the chorus. During the 
second semester, the two organizations 
team up for a Spring Music Festival con- 

One of the final events for the semester 
is a recital by tenor Ronald Burrichter, 

1968-1969 FSC Members 

Alpha Phi Omega — Paul O'Hara 
Beta Beta Beta — Barry Bender 
Chem Club — Gary Frederick 
Childhood Education Club — 

Barb Turkington 
Concert Choir — Marcia Gehris 
Delta Lambda Sigma — 

Patsy Buchanan 
Delta Tau Chi — Dennis Snovel 
Epsilon Ztta Phi — Fran Kulbaka 
French Club — Quineata Garbrick 
German Club — no reported member 
Green Blotter — Gere Reist 
Guild Student Group — Donna Fluke 
Investment Club — no reported member 
Jiggerboard — Mona Enquist 
Kappa Lambda Nu — 

Carolyn Thompson 
Kappa Lambda Sigma — Scott Ryland 
Knights of tht Valley — Dennis Smith 
La Vie Collegiene — Pete Lewin 
L-Club— Bob Unger 
Marching Band — Jan Kreiser 
Math Club — Dean Burkholder 
Men's Day Student Congress — 

Sam Kline 
Men's Senate — Bill Allen 
Phi Lambda Sigma — John Wentzel 
Physici club — no reported member 
Pi Gamma Mu — Paula Hess 
Political Science Club — 

no reported member 
Qoittapabilla — Mike Gulli 
Russian Club — Ron Zygmunt 
Sigma Alpho Iota — Nancy Hollinger 
Sinfonia — Frank Rice 
Student Christian Association — 

Carol Irwin 
SPSEA— Sherrie Ptacek 
WAA — Pam Boyer 
Wig & Buckle — Martha Waring 
WCC — lean Anspach 
Class of '69 — Joan Weber 
Class of '70 — Bobbie Harro 
Chess Club — Don Carter 

the new voice instructor. Mr. Burrichter 
was a soloist with the orchestra and chorus 
in last year's performance of the Mozart 
Requiem. In all, an interesting semester 
is planned with a varied program which 
should have something of interest for 
nearly everyone. 










In memory of Ellen Jane Bishop, a member of 


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yd. XLV — No. 2 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, October 3, 1968 


placard-Carrying Hippies Support 
Wallace Candidacy, Bewilder 
Onlookers With Satire 

LEXINGTON, KY. (CPS) — George 
Wallace, a man who has contributed great- 
ly to the political polarization of this 
country, visited the University of Ken- 
tucky last Saturday and was greeted by a 
complete reversal of the polar stereotypes. 

While eight "straight-looking" anti- 
Wallace pickets paraded and a number of 
neatly-attired members of a campus action 
group passed out anti-Wallace leaflets, 
some 35 scroungy, bearded, sandaled, 
long-haired "hippies" (as they called them- 
selves) demonstrated for nearly two hours 
in support of the former Alabama gov- 

Carrying placards reading 'Turn on 
with Wallace," "Keep America beautiful, 
get a haircut," "Sock it to us, George," 
"America — love it or leave it," "Hippies 
for Wallace," and shouting slogans like 
"Law and Order Now" and "We're for 
Po-leece Power," the group was curiously 
received. Many Confused 

Many of the crowd of 10,000 who turn- 
ed out to hear Wallace were supporters 
from across the state. Some of them were 
able to perceive the tongues in the hip- 
pies' cheeks, but many were unable to 
cope with the reversal of sterotypes. 

After watching the hippies parade for 
several minutes, one elderly woman asked 
uncertainly, "They ARE hippies, aren't 

"I thought hippies were for McCarthy," 
said a Wallace supporter who appeared 
dismayed by the prospect of association 
with freaks. 

Some Wallaceites were convinced the 
hippies were serious. "Hippies have SOME 
sense," said one. 

Another said, "If someone like that is 
for Wallace, I don't know if I'm support- 
ing the right man or not." 

Other Wallace supporters could not 
overcome the stereotype and were sure the 
hippies were goffing on them. "You can 
look at them and tell they're not Wallace 
people," said one. "They're either doped 
up or ignorant." 

"I think they think it's a happening," 
said a resolute middle-class matron. 

Even Wallace was somewhat bewildered 
by the group when they gained his atten- 
tion during his oratory. It was a typical 
Wallace speech, complete with catch- 
phrases, Wallace witticisms and emotional 
appeals to the working man. All the same 
old lines were there: 

". . . who can't park their bicycles 
straight . . . they looked down their noses 
at the people of . . . will be the last car 

^ey lay down in front of never made 

a speech in my life that reflected on . . . 
got some free speech folk in this coun- 
try . . ." Wallace Retorts 

As the atmosphere grew tense, as the 
fervor spread in the crowd, the hippies 
came through to lighten the mood. They 
started chanting, "Sock it to 'em George, 
s ock it to 'em George." 

Wallace, thinking the shouts came from 
one of the usual groups of adversaries 

SCA Retreat Held, 
Mayor Speaks Out 

The SCA started the new school year 
with wet posteriors, a pre-dawn hike, and 
other fun and games. These happenings 
took place on the fall retreat, held Sept. 
27-28, at the Hershey Hall in Mt. Gretna. 

The serious part of the retreat came 
Saturday morning when Mayor Worrilow 
of Lebanon spoke to the group of forty- 
two students on the topic of "Youth's role 
in Politics." He quickly narrowed this 
general subject down to one specific, 
which was the helping of underpriviledged 
youth in Lebanon. This is a great concern 
of his and he has done much personal 
work in the field, such as being a scout 
leader, and in getting jobs for unemployed 

The mayor left the SCA with a chal- 
lenge, for he needs help with his work 
among the youth, and he felt that this 
would be a great area in which the SCA 
could do something constructive. 

The remaining portion of the retreat 
was composed of informal fellowship. 
Friday evening was passed with many 
parlor games, during which Dean Ehrhart, 
and almost all the campers, were pulled 
through a puddle of water. The evening 
ended with a songfest in the living room. 

The campers started Saturday morning 
off early with a pre-dawn hike to Gov. 
Dick Observation Tower, where the SCA 
had a picnic the preceeding Wednesday. 

After seeing the sun rise, a hearty 
breakfast of pancakes was enjoyed. Then 
came the Mayor's talk. The retreat ended 
with a quick lunch, and a mad rush to 
Valley's first football victory. 

LVC Selects Students 
For Independent Study 

Eight students at Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege have been accepted in Independent 
Study programs for the coming year. 

The Independent Study plan provides 
an opportunity for intellectually able stu- 
dents to do individual work in their ma- 
jor fields as juniors and seniors. This 
research is done on subjects of their own 
choosing under the supervision of a fac- 
ulty advisor. 

The students and their fields of Inde- 
pendent Study include: James Bowman, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn B. Bowman, 
Jupiter, Fla., in the field of English; 
Thomas Bross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Har- 
lan Bross, R.D. 2, Lebanon, in the field 
of physics; Albert Clipp, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Thomas C. Clipp, 1065 Jefferson 
Blvd., Hagerstown, Md., in the field of 
philosophy, and Sandra Hughes, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin E, Hughes, 418 W. 
Walnut Street, Palmyra, in the field of 
foreign languages. 

Also William Sharrow, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. George W. Sharrow, 922 Arch St., 
Williamsport, in the field of music; 
Franklin Shearer, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. Warren Shearer, 426 W. Penn Ave., 
Wernersville,, in the field of economics; 
Rae Thompson, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. James H. Thompson, 114 E. 11th 
St., in the field of psychology, and Jan 
Wubbena, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt J. 
Wubena, 79 Highview Ave., Dover, Del., 
in the field of music. 

Faculty ^Student Council Opens 
SeriesWith Cartoonist Mauldin 

who attend his speeches, pulled out several 
patented retorts from his repertoire: "All 
right, you're not goin' to get promoted to 
the second grade . . . you people don't 
know how many votes you get me each 
time you . . ." 

Then, pointing toward the group which 
was sitting high in the balcony he said, 
"You need a haircut," though he was too 
far away to see how correct he was. The 
hippie group began chanting even louder 
— "We want Wallace." 

Wallace hesitated, took a step back 
wards, approached the mike again and 
said, "Oh, I think they're for us up there," 
which brought wild applause from the 
group. The little man with slicked-back hair 
had been goofed on and didn't know it 

Later at the airport, when asked about 
the hippies he was to say, "If they're 
really for me, I'd be glad to have them." 

To the hippies, it was a romp at a high 
level of satire. They converted the new 
left victory signal into a three-fingered 
"W" for Wallace and they also amended 
the "Hell no, we won't go" chant to "Heck 
yes, we want George" — a somewhat 
morally rearmed version of the anti-draft 

The dialogue between the large pro 
Wallace group, the small anti-Wallace 
group and members of the crowd added to 
the delight of the 2,000-plus crowd who 
watched from the sidewalks during the 

Members of the anti and pro-Wallace 
groups knew each other and engaged in 
mock debate when the picket lines passed 
one another. 


The paintings of Martha A. Lupfer will 
feature the October Art Exhibit in Car 
negie Lounge, Lebanon Valley College. 

The second of a series of exhibits by 
area artists, the showing will run from 
October 1 through October 20. 

The public is cordially invited to attend 
this exhibit. There is no admission charge 
Daytime visiting hours in Carnegie 
Lounge are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon 
day through Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m 
on Sunday. Evening hours are 7:00 to 
10:00 Monday through Thursday, 8:00 to 
12:00 Friday and Saturday, and 7:00 to 
10:00 on Sunday. 

Sample To Initiate 
Senior Discussions 

The class of 1969 is proud to announce 
that Dr. Frederick Sample, thirteenth 
president of Lebanon Valley College, will 
open the class-sponsored forum series 
President Sample's appearance will occur 
on Wednesday, October 9, at 7:30 P.M 
in the chapel lecture hall (room 101) 
After some opening remarks concerning 
his role as college president, President 
Sample will participate in an open-end 
discussion session in which students may 
question him about relevant campus issues 

Basically the forum series seeks to 
bring together faculty, administration, and 
students in discussion of important, troub- 
ling campus issues. At all discussions the 
floor will be open for questions and de- 

Proposed topics for future forums in- 
clude "White Hats: Help or Hindrance?", 
"The Students and 'In Loco Parentis'", 
"The Why's and Wherefore's of Chapel 
Policy", and "Finances, Trustees, and the 
LVC Student." 

Clio bake sale attracts customers 

The Board of Trustees, Faculty, 
and Administration request the honor 
of your presence at the dedication of 
the College Chapel organ and a recital 
by David E. Craighead Sunday, the 
twentieth of October, nineteen hun- 
dred and sixty-eight at three o'clock 
E.D.T. in the College Chapel. 

The Faculty-Student Council will pre- 1 
sent to LVC students a series of three 
peakers and an entertainer as part of its 
1968-69 program of student activities and 

The initial speaker in the FSC series 
is the Pulitzer Prize winning political car- 
toonist and satirist, Bill Mauldin, who 
will speak here October 16 at 7:30 P.M. 
in Lynch Memorial Gymnasium. His sub- 
ject will be "Political Satire and the 
Cartoonist." He won international fame 
with his memorable Willie and Joe char- 
acters of World War II fame depicting 
war as the soldier knew it. Mauldin's best- 
known book, Up Front, was another pro- 
duct of his Army years. During and after 
the war, Mauldin published eight more 
books, wrote dozens of articles for Life, 
Saturday Evening Post, and Collier's. 
Mauldin won his second Pulitzer Prize in 
1959 for a cartoon on the fate of Boris 
Pasternak. That same year he was cited 
by the National Cartoonist Society for the 
best editorial cartoon of the year. He was 
Named 1962's cartoonist of the year by 
the National Cartoonist Society and won 
the 1964 Sigma Delta Chi award for his 
grieving Lincoln Memorial cartoon at the 
time of President John F. Kennedy's As- 

Diversified Speakers 
FSC President, Dean Burkholder, stated 
that optimum appeal to diverse student 
interest and relevance to current issues 
were the primary requirements and basis 
for the particular choice of speakers and 
their respective topics. Each speaker will 
present his topic in an intellectual and 
educational manner with a question and 
answer period after the speech. The FSC 
has chosen a series of speakers that also 
add a blend of humor, satire, and enter- 
tainment in their presentations. 

The second speaker in the FSC series 
and appearing November 7 at 7:30 P.M. 
is Dr. Harry D. Gideonise, distinguished 
educator, economist and interpreter of in 
ternational affairs, who will speak on 
"Student Aotivists and Faculty Irrelev 
ance." Dr. Gideonise's broad background 
in the field of education make him emin- 
ently qualified to speak on the many 
pressing problems today facing America's 
institutions of learning. After teaching at 
Rutgers University, the University of 
Chicago, and Columbia, Dr. Gideonise as- 
sumed the presidency of Brooklyn College 
During his twenty-seven year period in 
that office, he gained special insights into 
the problems of modern youth. 

Moderate Approach 
Dr. Nathan Wright, Jr., Chairman of 
the Planning Committee of the 1968 Na- 
tional Conference on Black Power held 
in Philadelphia, and Chairman of the 1967 
National Conference on Black Power in 
Newark, New Jersey, will be presented by 
FSC on January 30. Dr. Wright will lec- 
ture on "Black Power and Urban Crisis." 
In his various capacities as educator and 
author, Dr. Wright has assumed a re- 
cognized position of prominence among 
American Negro leaders. He presents a 
reasonable, moderate approach to the real- 
istic possibilities of the Black Power 
movement, and he believes our riots, in- 
deed the whole atmosphere of racial un- 
rest, are the inevitable result of the mount- 
ing desperation of a people trapped in and 
dehumanized by the ghettos. 

FSC will present on April 24 the famed 
piano virtuoso, composer and humorist, 
Mario Braggiotti. Mr. Braggiotti's one 
man show is based on his credo that 
music is fun, a thought brought to life 
through his mastery, memoirs, mischief, 
mimicry, and always the delightfully un- 
expected. Among his compositions are a 
piano concerto, "Pianorama," a musical 
setting of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 
for orchestra and voice, and a romantic 
three-act ballet, "The Princess," the first 
I full lengtn ballet written by an American. 

Bill Mauldin 

European Students Feel 
Need For New Direction 

(CPS) — Europe is divorced from Amer- 
ican sudents by an ocean, at least six 
hours and $500 or more. While the con- 
tent is no more monolithic than Ber- 
keley is like Bob Jones College, in the 
educational sphere similar problems 
haunt most European countries. 

"In Vienna and all over Europe, the 
problems are the same. University facili- 
ties are inferior, we have no access to 
our professors, professional appointments 
are determined by other professors, stu- 
dents have no choice in university govern 
ment, course requirements are rigid and 
overcrowding is rampant," Walter Ledn- 
muller, a University of Vienna student 

In addition to those problems, stu- 
dents in Greece, Italy, Spain and to a 
lesser degree France are faced with gov- 
ernment interference in their education. 
Spanish students, like students in many 
communist countries, are faced with polit- 
ically censored learning experiences, par- 
ticularly in history, policital science and 
other social science courses. 

One student complained that "the gov- 
ernment regulates our curriculum and 
confines our education to such strict 
guidelines that objective education is pos- 
sible only in the physical sciences. When 
Franco protects his regime we get what is 
roughly equivalent to a Communist line." 

Prior to the May revolution at the 
Sorbonne, French students found their 
educations similarly controlled. With the 
appointment of Edgar Faure as minister 
of education, the French academic com- 
muntiy is hoping the ministry will aban- 
don its former role of educational dic- 
tator and assume the role of government- 
education liaison as Faure has promised. 

Crowded Conditions 

Vienna student Lednmuller's charges 
reflect the problems faced by nearly ev- 

(Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) 

He is now working on a musical drama, 
the background of which is a Southern 
plantation on the eve of the Civil War. 
Mr. Braggiotti's satirical "Yankee Doodle 
Suite" is written in the style of the great 
composers — a musical innovation that 
marked the debut of the light touch in 
serious music which today forms the core 
of his one-man tour-de-force. 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, October 3, 1968 


The first nip of autumn is in the air — football is king — and the books 
are given second priority. 

The usual September at LVC? Outwardly, it appears that this month 
is no different than other Septembers. But there is a difference. . . 

For we have brought a little of Chicago, Prague, and Washington with 
us. We saw the democratic process being dragged though the pigpens of 
midwestern stockyards. We felt consternation at the repression of a people 
who tried to reform an outworn perversion of a political ideology. And 
we witnessed the decline of the political fortunes of our President, who is 
trying to earn himself a page in history through symbolic statesmanship 
that appears somehow limited by his large ego and dubious intellect. 

How could it be that we aren't changed? We see what should have 
been but our hope is limited by the "status quo" — that worn phrase which 
stands not only for the present, but particularly for those old, undesirable 
elements that stand unquestioned or seemingly immovable. 

Seemingly immovable. Not absolutely, but seemingly, because that 
institution has been used as a dense cover for vulnerability. 

Institution has no life of its own. The people within it give it life. And 
the quality of that animation determines how responsive the administration 
(if the word may be used) will be be to the needs and wants of the consti- 

The LV "establishment" has changed somewhat — it has a new, for- 
ward-looking leader in Dr. Sample. A few in the administration are moving 
closer to an understanding of student sentiment. But as for others — we 
are unsure. We hear nothing to cheer us, or give us hope. 

LA VIE intends to serve the student body by giving everybody genu- 
inely concerned about the future of this college a voice, a channel for dia- 
logue. In keeping with the desirable journalistic practice, this newspaper 
will hear all sides of discussion, and will pass judgment on those issues 
which concern that general interest at Lebanon Valley College. 

But LA VIE hopes to be more than this — it hopes to be the catalyst 
of change — change that will bring this college into line with those schools 
that are adjusting to meet the hopes and uncertainties of the 1970's. 

As change is met, it is seen to be a never-ending process. Let us 
know that, once embarked, we cannot turn back. — A.S. 

Politics Of Fear 

LA VIE had the distinct "pleasure" of seeing and hearing Senator 
Joseph Clark when he appeared at Millers ville State College last 
week. It has been rumored that Senator Clark is the champion of the peace 
factions in Pennsylvania and that he is running on his own, i.e. against the 
Democratic Party "machine", for re-election. This claim was not substan- 
tiated to our satisfaction; in fact, it appeared that the distinguished Senator 
was actually a part of the "machine" he is allegedly running against. 

At a press conference prior to his major address, Senator Clark stated 
his reason for visiting college campuses and talking before college audi- 
ences. He felt that there is no such thing as a generation gap. The older 
generation, especially the politicians, should identify with the youth because 
these are the people who will eventually take over our govern- 

This sounded great at the press conference, but in the main address, 
the Senator proved that there is a very great gap between the youth and 
the rest of the country. He had addressed an audience at Washington and 
Jefferson College earlier in the day. The crowd there was apparently com- 
posed of a certain element who "looked different" than the white, Anglo- 
Saxon, Protestant student who, Senator Clark seems to feel, is more mature 
than any other student. 

The Senator felt that we, as students, should support our illustrious 
Vice-President because he is the best choice for President this year. How- 
ever, when asked what Mr. Humphrey had done in the last four years to 
end the war in Vietnam, Senator Clark referred us to Humphrey's civil 
rights record as Mayor of Minneapolis in the 1940's. Now exactly what 
does 1940 civil rights have to do with our present commitment to 

All this seems to point out a great deficiency in the Democratic 
Party. The Democratic Party must run its campaign on fear, fear of what 
would happen if Nixon or Wallace were to be elected. If this is the type 
of campaign that this party must run because its candidate does not have 
any points strong enough to campaign on, then let's get candidates who are 
not afraid to stick their necks out or risk their political futures. A campaign 
run on fear is worse than no campaign at all. The Democratic Party should 
know that by now, for it has alienated a great number of youthful voters 
through this type of "yellow" politics. — J.P.L. 

The Ellen J. Bishop Memorial Book Fund has been 
established in memory of Ellen J. Bishop, Class of 1969, 
who died on August 23, 1968. Anyone interested in mak- 
ing a contribution should speak to Dr. Fields in the 

At Dancing Forum 

Patricia Van Kleunen, a name which 
may not be familiar to students at Leb- 
anon Valley College, possesses the unique 
gift of talent in the field of modern dance. 
However, anyone attending the forum at 
Mary Green Recreation Lounge on Sep- 
tember 20th realizes that this gift was not 
free. Mrs. Van Kleunen, an area resident 
who is now the mother of two small chil- 
dren, began her study of dance techniques 
at age three. For several years she trained 
in the area of tap dancing at Mildred 
Murphy's School of Ballet. Later, she stud- 
ied ballet and Hawaiian at Lilian Deane's 
School of Dance in preparation for the 
world reknown "Rockettes." However, 
fate intervened and this dream was never 

Mrs. Van Kleunen first became inter- 
ested in modern dance while attending a 
New Jersey high school and through her 
instructor, Edna Doll, was able to attend 
the Maryland Symposium of modern 
dance. She continued the study of ballet 
and modern dance at the Newark Ballet 
Academy — a professional training school 
and the source of the Garden State Ballet 
Company. While attending Montclair 
State College, Mrs. Van Kleunen was 
fortunate to study under Bruce King of the 
Martha Graham School. She did a great 
deal of choreography for school produc- 
tions and, during summers, taught dance 
at Cottage Estates Day Camp and for 
East Orange Department of Recreation. 

After graduation from college, Mrs. 
Van Kleunen entered the teaching pro- 
fession. But she never gave up the rigor- 
ous exercises and practicing required for 
a polished dancer. A great source of satis- 
faction came when she began conducting 
a modern dance group after school hours. 
Approximately eighty girls, largely under- 
privileged, enrolled and found the free 
expression in modern dance an ideal way 
in which to dispell frustrations. Recently 
Mrs. Van Kleunen has taught modern 
dance at the YMCA in Lebanon and is 
presently conducting classes in dance ex- 
ercises for homemakers. 

Friday's forum was opened with a brief 
background being given on modern dance, 
including the development from ballet and 
the influences of such people as Nyginsky 
and Nuryev. Mrs. Van Kleunen puts great 
stress on the concept of directing dancers 
toward expressing ideas which removes 
modern dance from the sterility of ballet. 
Whereas ballet is close to aestheticism, 
modern dance involves natural expressions 
of being. However, the two forms are in- 
terrelated, ballet giving the grace and 
body control necessary for modern dance. 
Self-expression in dance requires much 
more than imagination. First, body con- 
trol must be achieved through exercises. 
Then the student must be directed toward 
self-expression — a process of building on 
ideas. Finally, reaction to music and other 
outside forces must be explored and the 
pantomime stylized and emphasized until 
it becomes a dance form with the ele- 
ments of art kept in mind. Mrs. Van 
Kleunen demonstrated her mastery of 
these techniques in her final solo, "The 
Sea," which ended an all to brief en- 


Campus Scene 

The almighty weather control seems to 
have blessed Annville this year. Have we 
done something right? The fall wet season 
— is it skipping us, or yet to come, cold, 
miserable, penetrating . . . ? 

Since the sewer work around campus 
has been completed, there must, of course, 
be some alternate disturbance. Hammond 
Hall and Clio House residents don't need 
alarm clocks — the bull dozers and air 
hammers go off at 7 a.m. every week 
day. Much more effective than mere bells. 
Too bad they don't work at night, since 
the vibrations are much better than the 
best Magic Fingers mattress. 

Arise, hippy-types and wierds! There is 
a rumor that the administration is pleased 
with the clean-cut appearance of this 
year's freshmen. Help! Oh diversification! 
Oh variety! Oh, but show thyself flower- 
ing, individuality! 

Summer cinema is at best an olive 
sprig locked in the claws of a vulture. 
Good films just don't seem to filter to 
the non-New York masses as in other 
times of the year. In this seasonal see- 
saw, the film seems to ascribe to the 
status of Broadway theater with its basic- 
aly empty summers, or to the totally of- 
fensive, double waste of television re- 

Film distributors may go on vacation 
and look forward to Fall. Theater own- 
ers may be afraid to book quality films 
for fear that, well, probably most of 
summer theater patrons come to cool off, 
and anyway, who wants (public tastes 
being as they are in any season) to be- 
come involved with a serious film that 
might provoke temperature - raising 
thought or introspection. Appeal to the 
intellect is out, man, in summer. I mean, 
art just isn't commercial to begin with. 

Yet, submerged in the resulting, un- 
yielding morass of Walt Disney, Doris 
Day (the only freckled, forty-plus-year- 
old virgin in America today still teasing 
us about sex, giggle, giggle), insipidly 
God-awful cute comedies, and empty, 
lack-lustrous spectacles (CAMELOT will 
example nicely), yet, several films were 
surprisingly good, if not, masterful. Per- 
haps they slipped onto the projectors 
while no one was looking. 

ROSEMARY'S BABY proved an out- 
standing personal success for Roman 
Polanski who seems to be the first quality 
contemporary foreign filmmaker who has 
retained his art despite the dangerous 
strings-attached domination that accom- 
panies American financial backing. 
ROSEMARY'S BABY is an absolute gem 
of a film. Polanski adapted the Ira Levin 
novel with a quick sure skill that con- 
verts the fantsy-prone novel into a starkly 
realistic and shatteringly suspenceful film. 

Polanski has been creating beautifully 
alive, mature, and robustly thrilling films 
for several years (KNIFE IN THE WA- 
he had never really emerged from the 
limited-audience art house circuit. Amer- 
ican money has finally lured him, and it 
is fine and reassuring to see he has 
made no sacrifice to his technique or 
style in exchange for greater public ex- 

ROSEMARY'S BABY may be seen as 
an exploratory continuation of REPUL- 
SION. In the latter film, a virgin's fears 
of sex generate a briliiant juxtaposition 
of fantasy and reality upon the screen. 
ROSEMARY'S BABY tells of a girl's 
marriage and pregnancy, a time of grow- 
ing terror and self-torment, as all men 

represent evil to her, and she flees, per- 
haps to insanity, through a psychologic- 
ally stormy cement jungle of basically 
masculine threat. 

Polanski directs with an eye to detail; 
his characters are infinitely believable 
and uncommonly well-played. The pho- 
tography, much of it done personally by 
Polanski a la New Wave with his little 
hand-held Aireflite, is strongly absorbing 
and conveys every emotion of the preg- 
nant girl (Mia Farrow) who finds her 
every hold on reality slowly dissolving. 
The dream sequences, challengingly con- 
structed and detailed, are symbolic-fan- 
tasy excursions that compare evenly with 
the work of Fellini. 

British director Richard Lester, like 
Polanski, was a man at a crossroads. Les- 
ter's previous films (HARD DAY'S 



HOW I WON THE WAR) were all films 
vividly displaying Richard Lester; like 
wild technique consisting of devastatingly 
complex camerawork (involving every 
photographic trick ever conceived plus a 
few more), stylishly hectic editing, a pe- 
culiarly brash blend of the real and the 
unreal, and a thorough Sunbeam mixing 
of the past, present, and future. He has 
personally initiated a solidly respected 
cinematic art form that is imitated but 
never equated by a socre of lesser di- 
rectors. Actors have never assumed im- 
portance in his films for Lester handles 
them as marionettes, mere necessary com- 
modities, to spotlight his ingenious tech- 

PETULIA is his latest film, and Mr. 
Lester has found the correct path. In 
this film, he has toned down his gyrating 
style to study characters. Or rather, Les- 
ter has developed characters this time 
around while still effectively utiizing his 
characteristic technique. 

PETULIA (Julie Christie) is the eter- 
nal child in woman's body. She is never 
completely here or there but always some- 
where in between. And at that swaying 
point at which Petulia exists, she ex- 
pects the world, or at least its men, to 
pay their eternal homage to her. She 
trifles with men's lives, yet unlike DAR- 
LING'S darling, Petulia is neither mature 
nor amorally innocent enough to realize 
the consequences of her actions. Richard 
Chamberlain gives a fine performance as 
her frustrated jealous husband, but it is 
George C. Scott who offers us the power- 
ful portrait of a man who would give 
his soul to love Petulia in an ideal world 
but, plunged into the nether world of the 
Twentieth Century, he tragically realizes 

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Greg Teter scrambles for end zone after snaring aerial from Valley passer 

Dutchmen BeatDickinson t 49'6; 
Defense Halts Devils' Thrust 

The Flying Dutchman of L.V.C. suc- 
cessfully launched their 1968 football 
season this past Saturday and in so doing 
lived true to their high pre-season rating 
as a team to beat in the MAC Southern 
College Division. 

In the season opener for both teams, 
before an estimated 3,500 fans, Lebanon 
Valley displayed its offensive show of 
j*Mr. Fling" (Bruce Decker) to "Mr. Cling" 
(Greg Teter) and its "stingy" defensive 
eleven. The offensive eleven rolled up 
some 400 yards total offense, of which 
jiearly 301 was the first half production. 
While the offense was busy humiliating 
the Dickinson defense, the L.V.C. defense 
held the Red Devils to approximately 108 
yards, all via the air — the total ground 
gain was 9 yards. 

After losing the toss, the Dutchmen 
took an early lead when quarterback Bruce 
Decker ran a sweep from the Devil's 24 
after Dave Murphy had earlier pounced 
on the fumble of Dickinson quarterback 
Joe Wilson. With 11:39 remaining in the 
first quarter, the Dutchmen had a 7-0 
lead thanks to the conversion, the first of 
seven, by John Holbrook. Half of the 
first quarter had expired when the Dutch- 
men again began to knock on the door 
They actually scored on a pass play from 
Decker to Bobatas, but the score was de- 
nied because of an offsides infraction 
However, Decker again showed his field 
leadership by retaliating with a pass to 
Teter complete to the one. With second 
and goal, Decker again scored, this time 
on a one yard sneak. The Red Devils 
trailed 14-0. Late in the period, Roger 
Probert sustained an injury on a middle 
run. The extent of his injury was not 
known at that time. The Flying Dutchmen 
again threatened but they had to settle 
for a field goal attempt. The period came 
to a close as Holbrook's attempt failed. 

Early in the second quarter the Dutch- 
m en again tried a 3-point play, and aided 
by the wind Holbrook's kick was again 
w »de to the left. Again the offense pre- 
vailed as Taki Bobatas ran off tackle for 
a 24-yard score. With half of the period 
e *pired, Valley held a commanding 21-0 
* ea d. L.V. then scored its last touchdown 
of the half as the defense, forcing Dickin- 
s °n's fifth punt of the half, recovered a 
locked punt in the end zone. Credited 
Wlt h the block was either George Morse 
0r Dave Murphy, while Joe Torre re- 
vered the ball. The half ended with 
Dl ckinson trailing 28-0. 

A s the second half unveiled it was 
ev »dent that the Red Devils were seeking 
revenge. Within four minutes they scored 

ne 'r lone touchdown of the game on the 
£ as s combination of Jim Tallon to John 

^"son. The Red Devil's threat soon end- 
^ !n the third quarter Valley's defense 
oed three more scores on two pass in- 
ceptions by Jerry Beardsley and Jack 

owie and an end zone recovery by 

^ckinson hopelessly trailed 49-6. That 
a s the extent of the scoring in the game. 

Tn e fourth period made it possible for 
° a ch McHenry to empty his bench. 

Dickinson coach Wilbur Gobrecht com- 
plimented the Dutchmen's defensive play 
"It's the best defense and blocking I've 
seen since I've been here. They should go 
a long way this season." 

Dutchmen coach Bill McHenry, who 
racked up win number 30 in eight coach- 
ing seasons, was just as pleased. "I think 
the big thing of the game was the fact 
that our defense was able to score three 
times in the third quarter. Both the of- 
fense and defense put on a fine show, but 
we need a little work on handling punts 
before our next game." 

No one player could be labeled as the 
game's star. The offense was a standout 
unit, especially the front linemen who 
were superb on pass blocking. The de 
fense, especially the ends and the secon 
dary, was also close to letter perfect. 

This Saturday the Dutchmen of L.V.C. 
will host Ursinus at the Lebanon High 
School Stadium. Kickoff time is slated for 
1:30 p.m. 

Valley Team Wins 
Over Hockey Clubs 

The Women's Field Hockey Team 
opened their season yesterday against Mil- 
lersville with good reason for optimism. 
The results of their two pre-season scrim- 
mages indicated that the Valley girls were 
a team to be reckoned with. 

In a closely matched game on Saturday, 
September 21, the team outscored West 
Shore Hockey Club 4-3. Freshman Bar- 
bara Hall scored three of the goals from 
her right inner position. Joann Yeagley 
drove in the final goal. 

The girls faced Keystone Hockey Club, 
a team which numbered several National 
Reserve Team members among its players, 
September 28. They fought Keystone to 
a 3-3 stalemate, as Barbara Hall scored 
all three Valley goals. 

Much of the team's strength is derived 
from its promising freshmen players as 
well as from the returning members — 
Mary Ann Eastman, Janice Shuster, Joann 
Yeagley, Mary Jane Lentz, Shirley Devon, 
Carolyn Thompson, and co-captains Leslie 
Bair and Bobbi Harro. With its fast, hard- 
hitting forward line and excellent defense 
the hockey team shows great potential 
for a winning season. 

From FSC: 



It seems but appropriate for one of my 
class to begin such a venture as the writ- 
ing of a column of his thoughts with a 
gesture of humility, presumably to assure 
the more educated among his readers that 
he is not responsible for the worst of his 
banalities and irrelevancies, but that he 
will modestly accept credit for anything 
which turns out to approach originality 
or objective depth of thought. The prob- 
lem is that I am, in fact, at a somewhat 
restricted vantage point for purposes of 
criticizing almost anything, at least partly 
because of my temporary lack of educa- 

But what is the rightful purpose of the 
college journalist in general and this col- 
lege journalist in particular? Were I to 
address myself primarily to "campus is- 
sues," it is quite likely that I would not 
stand nearly so great a chance of making 
an ass of myself over the great philoso- 
phic problems of mankind. And there 
are a great many things on this campus 
that really bug me; most notable are: the 
foolish and adolescent treatment of the 
freshmen by the "white hats," the ridi- 
culous rules that keep us all, and espe- 
cially the women, under the watchful eyes 
of those who flatter themselves to think 
they know what's best for the boys and 
girls: our virtue guarded and our hu- 
manity postponed, obsolescent academic 
practices and failure to experiment or in- 
novate in teaching methods, and, of 
course, that all-pervading atmosphere of 
religiosity and sanctimoniousness and its 
manifestation most notably anachronistic: 
required chapel. I do believe that some- 
thing should be done about these things, 
but to the despair of this campus's few 
unembittered liberals, I take little interest 
in the sort of activism necessary to bring 
'vbout change. 

(Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) 

The Faculty-Student Council conducted 
a poll on Thursday, September 19, of the 
student body to determine its musical 
preferences. Approximately 400 students 
participated in the poll. The results are 
as follows: 
Type of music: 

1. Soul 

2. Rock 

3. Folk-Rock 

4. Folk 

5. Psychedelic 
Favorite entertainers: 

1. Temptations 

2. Simon and Garfunkel 

3. Association 

4. The Four Tops 

5. The Young Rascals 

6. The Supremes 

7. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles 
(also The Lettermen) 

8. The Vanilla Fudge 

9. Peter, Paul & Mary 
10. Dionne Warwick 

A committee, headed by Gary Frederick, 
is now looking into the availability of 
these and other groups for a spring con- 
cert. If you have any suggestions, please 
see Gary or any other members of this 
committee. (Frank Rice, Dennis Smith, 
Al Clipp, Paula Hess, and Dean Burk- 

FSC has formed a committee to plan 
the activities for the week prior to Home- 
coming. Al Clipp is chairman of the 
committee, and its members include Sam 
Kline, Pete Lewin, Paula Hess, and Al 
Steffy. The Homecoming Committee has 
proposed the following schedule of ac- 

Monday, October 28 — Torch light par- 
ade and pep rally on the athletic field. 

Tuesday, October 29 — Class night, 
featuring a campus wide decorating con- 

Wednesday, October 30 — A dance, fol- 
lowing the Roaring 20's theme of Home- 
coming, "Happy Days are Here Again." 

Thursday, October 31 — Van Cliburn 
concert in Hershey. 

Friday, November 1 — Team night — the 
committee is still open for suggestions 
about ways to honor the football team. 

Saturday, November 2 — Homecoming 
Day. 9:30 a.m. a powder puff football 
game between women students and fac- 
ulty members, followed by a pep rally in 
the gym; a car caravan to the football 
game; Wig & Buckle's Homecoming play, 
followed by the L-Club's dance. 

If you have any ideas or suggestions, 
see Al Clipp immediately. 

A committte has been formed by FSC 
to serve as a researching or fact-finding 
body for any problems which should 
arise during the school year. Gere Reist 
is the chairman, and other committee 
members include Dennis Smith, Al 
Bauma, Carolyn Thompson, Jean Ans- 
pach, and Dean Burkholder. Last year 
Gere Reist led a similar committee to 
compile a Student Union Building Fact 
Sheet. Anyone wishing to see a copy of 
this fact sheet should contact Gere. 

Dutch Flier 

By Jerry Powell 

In their final scrimmage of the year, coach Bill McHenry's Dutchmen 
overpowered last year's Southern division, MAC champions of Johns 
Hopkins University. 

The final score left the Blue and White on the long end of a 28-21 
count over the defending champs of coach Al Sotir. 

Star quarterback, Bruce Decker, from Swarthmore, Pa., completed 
12 of 20 passes, picked up 76 yards in 9 carriers, and topped off his day 
with a brilliant 45-yard excursion for a touchdown. 

Sophomore end Greg Teter, who led the Dutchmen last year in 
receptions with 35, again put on an exhibition as he grabbed 8 of Decker's 
tosses, 3 for touchdowns. The wingman from Etters, Pa., scored at the 
end of 5, 22 and 30 yard completions. 

To top the afternoon off, freshman John Holbrook, the soccer-style 
booter from Conger, N.Y., kicked four conversions, and added a field goal 
in the fourth quarter, in which each team set up "game situations." 

Picking up 193 yards rushing and 145 in the air, Valley's forces put 
on their second offensive show of the season. Highlighting the effort were 
blocker Tom Falato, Emerson, N.J., Tom Svirsko, Johnstown, Jeff Thomp- 
son, Kearny, N.J., and Rick Bell, a freshman from Bethesda, Md. 

The leading groundgainers, in addition to Decker, were Roger Probert 
with 41 yards in 9 carries, and Taki Bobotas, with 47 in 6 attempts. 

Individual performances must have boosted the morale of the team 
for the Dutchmen romped over Dickinson 49-6. Coach McHenry's defense 
proved worthy of future opponents by scoring four defensive touchdowns. 

Coach McHenry feels that next week, when the Dutchmen battle 
Ursinus, the team will be both mentally and physically ready despite the 
injuries of tail back Roger Probert and Terry Light. The team's strategy 
lies in the stopping of the fast running backs of Ursinus. This team proves 
to be tougher than past opponents but not tough enough. 

Film Series 

Amid frequent protestations of bore- 
dom and nothing-to-do-ness, there seems 
to be little concrete evidence of diversional 
desperation on the LVC campus, if student 
interest is at all indicative. This apparent 
apathy is particularly manifest in the 
campus' non-support of its Film Series, 
which, for the past several years, has been 
struggling to maintain a meager existence. 
Lack of publicity could be part of the 
problem. To rectify this possibility, let 
it hereby be known that Lebanon Valley 
College does have a Film Series. Now you 
know. To the disoriented this question 
should be posed: If you find the lack of 
activities appalling now, how will you 
conceptualize an even greater absence? 
The latter situation seems imminent un- 
less sufficient interest can be generated 
in the films scheduled to be shown on 
campus this year. Therefore, the following: 
For Whom the Bell Tolls is the first 
offering of the series and will be shown 
on Friday evening, October 4, at 8:00 in 
the Chapel lecture hall. Released in 1943, 
it chonicles a plot to destroy a strategic 
bridge during the Spanish Civil War. That 
the political significance of Hemingway's 
novel was sacrificed for the sake of melo 
drama is unfortunate, but the film has its 
rewards. At its best, it is an exciting and 
quite gripping exercise in suspense. The 
cast, including Gary Cooper, Ingrid Berg- 
man, and Akim Tamiroff, performs ably 
and well. Noted critic James Agee was 
moved to remark of Miss Bergman, "She 
really knows how to act, in a blend of 
poetic grace with quiet realism . . . she 
does very pretty things, and . . . some very 
powerful ones. Her final scene of farewell 
is shattering to watch." It must be noted 
however, that the most forceful piece of 
acting is credited to Katina Paxinov who 
was voted Best Supporting Actress of 
1943 by the Motion Picture Academy for 
her role. There is capable direction too — 
by Sam Wood, who was also responsible 
for Goodby, Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, and 
Kings Row. Ergo, an interesting and thor- 
oughly enjoyable motion picture exper- 

Also on the agenda is The Informer, 
John Ford's classic drama regarded by 
many critics as his best work and one of 
the greatest American films of our time. 
Set against the background of the 1922 
Irish Rebellion, it has been widely praised 
for its maturity of subject, imaginative 
direction, and artistic photography. The 
psychology of the informer, Gypo Nolan, 
is revealed through the subjective use of 
images and inner monologue. The Inform- 
er won four Academy Awards in 1935, for 
Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best 
Actor (Victor McLaylen), and Best Scor- 
ing. It was also honored by the New York 
Film Critics and the National Board of 
Review. Not to be missed. 


3 P.M. 


Sonata, op. 28 Beethoven 


Scherzo. Allegro vivace 
Rondo. Allegro, ma non troppo 

Forgotten Waltz Liszt 

Funerailles Liszt 


Preludes Debussy 

Canope (book II) 

La Danse de Puck (book I) 
Carnival Jest from Vienna, op. 26 


(Fantastic Pictures) 

I. Allegro 

II. Romanze 

III. Scherzino 

IV. Intermezzo 

V. Finale 

East of Eden, of more recent vintage, 
is based on a part of the John Steinback 
novel. It boasts a superb performance by 
James Dean as a sensitive youth who feels 
unloved and unwanted by his father. The 
supporting cast (Julie Harris, Raymond, 
Massey, and Jo Van Fleet) gives notable 
support, particularly Miss Van Fleet, who 
won the 1955 Oscar for Best Supporting 
Actress. Altogether, an unusually moving 
film. Elia Kazan, of On the Waterfront 
fame, directed. 

Two British imports will also be in- 
cluded in the current series on campus — 
Oliver Twist (1948) and This Sporting 
Life (1963). The first of these is represen- 
tative of director David Lean's early 
screen efforts. (He is now principally 
known for his award-winning films Bridge 
on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, 
and Doctor Zhivago.) This cinematization 
of Dickens' classic is reverently produced 
and superbly acted, with Alec Guiness 
bringing a delightful touch of humor to 
his portrayal of Fagin. 

Former movie critic Lindsay Ander- 
son's This Sporting Life earned Academy 
Award nominations for its two stars, 
Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts. It is 
on earthy drama of an aggressive rugby 
player who lets nothing stand in the way 
of his success. Director Anderson says, 
"This Sporting Life is not a film about 
sport. In fact, I wouldn't really call it a 
story picture at all . . . we were making a 
film about something unique." Unique and 
slashing in its effect. 

Three other films, The Ugly American, 
The Music Man, and Night of the Gen- 
erals, have been relegated to "temporarily 
scheduled" status. 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, October 3, 1968 


(Continued from Page 3, Col. 2) 

This attitude is, perhaps, symptomatic 
of that cynicism which afflicts a great 
many of us at LVC; it is not hard for the 
potential activist to see what he is up 
against here — apathy and conservatism 
in the student body, immovability and 
traditionalism in the administration, and, 
worst of all, the mood of this area and, 
indeed, the whole country. But apart 
even from this is my own belief shared 
with Thoreau that "I have other affairs 
to attend to. I came into this world, not 
chiefly to make this a good place to live 
in, but to live in it, be it good or bad." 
And so, because this whole debate has 
been rhetorical and because I want to, I 
shall conclude by taking my chances with 
my ingenuousness and writing what I 
happen to be feeling under the assump- 
tion that the people of the college, both 
faculty and students (assuming that there 
might be a professor or two who reads 
this), might profit by the knowledge of 
some fraction of what goes on in the 
mind of an undergraduate if only in the 
particular sense of thus knowing some 
fraction of what this college is doing to 
that mind. 

Movie Review 

Until very recently, the plots of even 
the best science-fiction movies, such as 
Fahrenheit 451 and Planet of the Apes, 
were distressingly mediocre. Now, how- 
ever, Arthur Clarke and Stanley Kubrick 
have finally come up with a screenplay 
that is worthy of all that fascinating pho- 

Expanded from one of Clarke's short 
stories, the plot of the movie deals with 
the rectangular black slabs that have been 
placed around our solar system (one on 
Earth, one on the moon, and one orbit- 
ing Jupiter) by some unknown galactic 
intelligence, and which exert a stimulat- 
ing effect on Mai's evolution. 

In between two of the episodes with 
the black slabs, we meet Gary Lockwood, 
Kier Dolluea, who has what I guess you 
could call the starring role, and Hal, the 
neurotic computer. 

Besides the good plot, the technical 
accuracy (you can always count on 
Clarke for that), and the beautiful end- 
ing, the psychedelic light show is in itself 
worth the price of the ticket. All things 
considered, Space Odyssey is one of the 
best movies I have seen in a long, long 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity 
First Smoker of year 
October 7, 1968, 9:00 P.M. 
Sinfonia Hall (third floor — 
Jazz Band will provide entertainment 
All male students invited to attend 


(Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) 

ery country on the continent. In Italy, 
Antonio notes that despite the fact that 
"only 10-15 percent of my countrymen 
are afforded the opportunity to attain a 
higher education, nearly every one of 
our universities is frequently overcrowd- 

Giusepe Delia Grotte, an assistant pro- 
fessor doing research work in Venice, 
said, "In some of the larger Italian uni- 
versities like the Universities of Rome 
(70,000 students) and Milan (45,000) 
the conditions are so bad that sometimes 
as many as 50 or 60 students have to 
stand in back during lectures." 

Student voice in university government 
is virtually unheard of in the provincial 
European educational structures. In the 
vast majority of continent universities, 
no student government is recognized, and 
the only student groups are state-political 
oriented. Often the only unified student 
organizationl is a left-wing political club 
or interest group. 

The attitude of the administration is 
still that the students attend the univer- 
sity to be instructed by god-like profes- 
sors who should command students' un- 
questioning respect and who should guide 
the students in the classroom and outside 
the university in loco parentis. 

Rigid course requirements are evident 
all over Europe. Students have little cur- 
riculum flexibility as specialized educa- 
tion often begins in the freshman year. 
In Italy, for example, the first degree a 
student earns is in bis specialty, 

Thus doctors and lawyers do not do 
undergraduate work, but in effect go di- 
rectly to law or medical school. Their 
programs are carefully planned for them 
and their preference in course selection 
is totally ignored. 


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Club Chatter 

The sisters of Kappa Lambda Nu held 
a picnic Sunday, September 29, at Jeanne 
Anspach's, a member of Clio. 

Last week, the pledge class of '68 spon- 
sored a bake sale in front of the dining 
hall, to raise money to support an over- 
seas orphan. 

The first Clio House open house will 
take place Friday, October 11. There 
be such activities as dancing, games, re- 
freshments and guitar playing. 


(Continued from Page 2, Col. 5) 

Petulia is incapable of receiving or re- 
turning any emotion, even hate, beyond 
that of the kitten-ish kindness. 

This array of acting skill is solidly di- 
rected by Lester with a vast knowledge 
of the human condition; he continually 
explores the world into which his care- 
fuly constructed characters are submerg- 
ed. And today's world was never more 
today -ish. Lester's vaultling camera and 
unleashed artistry (including some amaz- 
ingly deft editing) creates the only plaus- 
ible, non-plausible playing field for Pe- 
tulia's game of life. Lester's is the un- 
swerving eye focused upon today's cul- 
ture; he displays sequence after sequence 
of inherently inspired beauty, all reveal- 
ing the ironic, the absurd, yet the ridicu- 
lously valid strata of life. 

PETULIA emerges as the perfect blend 
of actor and director in film composition, 
and it is a remarkable achievement fully 
displaying the expanding genius of Rich- 
ard Lester. 

The third, and last, quality film of the 
summer (neatly averaging to one a 
month) was THE FOX. The film was 
released with much fanfare possibly be- 
cause of its Lesbian explicitness, and aid- 
ed by a photography in Playboy and a 
formal objection issued (because of the 
film's several nude scenes) by the D.A.R. 
(the latter, by itself, good for the sale of 
several million tickets). 

Overall, THE FOX is a tiny low-bud 
geted film and an encompassingly honest 
one. Director Mark Rydell has exacted 
sensitive performances from his actors 
(Anne Heywood, Sandy Dennis, and Keir 
Dullea). The production is sensible, and 
William Fraker's photography often as- 
pires to the poetic. 

The values of this film unfold a larger 
problem: how effective and successful 
may a filmization be of a complex liter 
ary classic penned by a writer with the 
philosophical and emotional depth of a 
D. H. Lawrence? The screenwriters and 
director must communicate the written 
word via sound and image to the screen 
They must take what the author may 
only imply and, in a larger sense, they 
must film the mind of the author, espe- 
cially one with the intensity of Lawrence, 
so as to express his ideas, emotions, and 
passions that are not always concretely 
stated in his writing. 

Rydell and Lawrencers Koch and Car- 
lino have partially succeeded in their mo- 
mentous task. The atmosphere of the film 
is validly Lawrence. Rydell impacts ex- 
panses of silence and a skillful use of 
color; his actors move slowly as if to a 
dying strain of music although there is 
the everpresent threat of violence lurking 
within each. Uniting these elements, Ry- 
dell builds and maintains an incredibly 
sensual and deeply brooding mood. 

Character delineation is something 
else. Anne Heywood as March is exhil- 
eratingly Lawrence in her latent sexuality 
hidden by fierce calm. Dullea is too re- 
mote and unthreatening to be Lawrence's 
human fox while Sandy Dennis seems too 
petulant and demanding as the house- 
wife. Performances are good, please un- 
derstand, but Koch and Carlino failed to 
cast the roles in the spirit of Lawrence. 

Rydell never allows his film to tread 
into the mire of bad taste, and his se- 
quences posing the duel climaxes of the 
March and Paul (Dullea) sexual experi- 
ence and Jill (Dennis), out searching for 
them and gradually entrenching herself in 
the hysterics of defeat, is a tremendous 
example of modern cinematic artistry. 

So we ask ourselves if a half-success- 
ful adaptation of literature to film is re- 
ally worth it. I think it is much better 
than to make no attempt at all. 

Dean Ehrhart joins in SCA games 

La Vie Collegienne plans to publish the results of 
the faculty voting on the pass-fail system of elective 
courses outside of the major field as soon as the results 
are made available to us by the Dean of the College. 

is one 
of those 
word pyramids. 
Even though the 
content is of abso- 
lutely no value, with 
a complete lack of edu- 
cational material, most ev- 
eryone will read it all right 
down to the very last letter of 
the last word of the last sentence. 


" HOW Pip |T TASTH - OMe/ZW/SG? 

VdTXLV — No. 3 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, October 17, 1968 


Universities in Italy, Spain Maintain 
Close Supervision Of Student 
Speech, Housing 

(CPS) — The degree to which European 
universities adhere to the concept of "in 
loco parentis" is manifest in a spectrum 
f official administration doctrines. 

The forms of university-imposed stu- 
dent restrictions in Europe follow rough- 
ly the same outlines American adminis- 
trators have adopted in the past. In the 
United States, these regulations have 
taken the form of restrictions on where 
students may live, when they must return 
to their dorms at night, visitation bans 
and drinking, smoking and automobile 

While many Italian, Spanish and Greek 
universities have been painfully slow in 
abandoning the "in loco parentis" thesis, 
several newer British universities have 
chosen a laissez-faire attitude toward non- 
academic student life. 

Visitation allowed 

The administration of Keele University, 
one of the newest English institutions, is 
representative of this new concept. A 
school with an enrollment of roughly 
1,500, Keele has trusted the student with 
his own private life. 

Only freshmen are required to live in 
university housing and no closing hours 
are kept in any of the university's dormi- 
tories. Visitation (men are allowed in 
women's rooms and vice versa) has been 
unregulated by the university since its in- 

According to the students at Keele, few 
problems have resulted from the position 
taken by the administration. 

Barbara Dew, a senior at the univer- 
sity, said, "Most of the students are seri- 
ous enough about their educations to 
take care of themselves. The men and 
the women know they have to be up for 
classes the next day and most of them get 
in at reasonable hours. As for men going 
into women's rooms, all I can say is that 
it doesn't happen too often — what can 
you do when there's a roommate around? 
You can always do what you want any- 
way somewhere more private. One thing 
I should tell you though, is that almost 
all the students at my university live on 
campus even though they don't have to — 
it's the best housing around.' ' 

Strict controls 

In direct contrast to the system at 
Keele is the situation which exists at 
^ny universities in Italy and to an even 
greater extent, Spain. 

The University of Barcelona keeps close 
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Alumnus Addresses Crowd of 
Politically-minded Students 

Fehr and Messerschmidt face audience 

Mr. H. Edgar Messerschmidt spoke 
before a large gathering of students in the 
chapel on Oct. 14. Mr. Messerschmidt. an 
outspoken member of the local Con- 
stitutional Party, spoke in conjunction with 
"The Shades of Politics," a program spon- 
sored jointly by APO and SCA. The 
speaker ran for County Commissioner on 
the Constitutional Party ticket and 
amassed 2,000 votes in that election. Mr. 
Messerschmidt is a politican and he spoke 
on his interpretation of government and 
its function. 

Pennsylvania resident 

Mr. Messerschmidt started his address 
with a brief personal history. An LVC 
alumnus, he has lived in eastern Pennsyl- 
vania all his life, being born and raised 
around Reading. Presently, he is a farmer 
in the Myerstown area, where he raises 
horses, some of which are considered 

Politically, Mr. Messerschmidt talked 
of his love of liberty. He felt that freedom 
is the greatest gift a man can have, but 
he hastened to add that freedom and 
license are not the same thing. A person 
can have and exercise freedom as long as 
he does not infringe upon someone elses 
freedom. He felt that student unrest and 
racial warfare were great misuses of this 

The Constitution is the source of our 
freedom. Mr. Messerschmidt felt that all 
our rights are given to us through a strict 
interpretation of this document. Priv- 
iledges are not given to us through the 
Constitution, however, and under priv- 


ileges, Mr. Messerschmidt included vot- 
ing. He also stated that all civil rights 
legislation was illegal because the 14th 
Amendment was never legally ratified. 

Individual supreme 

Mr. Messerschmidt had clear ideas on 
the government's role in social matters. 
He stated that social affairs are between 
individuals or groups of individuals and 
the Federal government should not bother 
with such affairs. He also stated that the 
government should not advance the values 
of one group or suppress the values of 
another. Mr. Messerschmidt felt that the 
leaders of the Negro movement were do- 
ing this when they place the ideals of the 
Negro people above those of all Amer- 

This was the first speaker in this series. 
On Oct. 22, the second speaker, a Demo- 
crat, will talk on the current problems of 
the Democratic Party. 

Places To Go 

Directions to these schools, further de- 
tails, and car pool information may be 
obtained at the English office. 


Nov. 15 — Chamber Symphony of Phila- 

Nov. 16 — Smokey Robinson and the Mir- 


Sept. 29 - Oct. 20— Sculpture by Wharton 
Esherick *Free 


Oct. 17— Dr. Marston Bates, Prof, of Zo- 
ology at the Univ. of Michigan 

Oct. 24 — Andrew Sards, Village Voice 
film critic 


Oct. 19, 20— "Bedazzled" (1966) 
Oct. 26, 27— "Zorba the Greek" (1965) 
Oct. 30— "Hamlet" USSR (1964) 
Nov. 2, 3 — "Jules and Jim" (1961) 


Oct. 24— "La Strada" (1954) 

Nov. 14— "The World of Apu" (1959) 


Nov. 19— "War of the Buttons" 
"The Railroader" 

LVC Groups Make 
Homecoming Plans 

This year Homecoming will have more 
planned activities to observe the celebra- 
tion than ever before. As in years past 
student organizations have been instru- 
mental in the planning of the week; this 
year for the first time, FSC has served 
as the central coordinator for planning. 

A dorm decorating contest will be held 
throughout the week, with prizes to be 
presented Friday evening. There will also 
be a float contest, which any organization 
or class can enter. The floats must be 
wagon-sized and will be displayed during 
half-time of the Saturday morning pow- 
der-puff football game. Those interested 
should see Al Clipp about the rules. 

Kalo, Delphian and the Knights of the 
Valley will be the organizations respon- 
sible for Monday night's activities which 
will include a pep parade through Ann- 
ville beginning at 6:45 p.m. and a rally 
in the quadrangle at 7:30 which will catch 
the football team as they depart the din- 
ing hall from supper. 

On Tuesday the four classes will vie 
for honors in a decorating contest that 
will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will spread 
over the entire campus. 

Evening dance 

FSC gets into the sponsorship of an 
activity on Wednesday, October 31, with 
the college's first mid-week dance. With 
the theme "Happy Days Are Here Again" 
and the swinging music of The New 
Invictas, this happening will occur in 
Lynch Memorial from 8 to 11 p.m. 

On Thursday the campus will journey 
to Hershey to witness the performing tal- 
ents of Van Cliburn in concert. 

Friday will see the staging of "Team 
Night" under the auspices of APO and 
EZP, as well as the first edition to the 
Wig and Buckle Homecoming play. 

A powder-puff football game held on 
the center of campus at 9:30 a.m., Satur- 
day, will pit a team of LVC co-eds against 
a mammoth team of faculty and admin- 
istrative personnel coached by President 
Sample himself. The game will be fol- 
lowed by a gigantic pep rally in the gym, 
featuring "a cast of thousands." Philo 
and Clio will sponsor a car caravan to the 
game that will depart from Lebanon at 
12:30 p.m. and then comes the game itself 
with the crowning of the queen ... In the 
evening Wig and Buckle will again pre- 
sent its play, and the L Club will close out 
the evening with the music of dance. 

Of McCarthyYouth 

NEW YORK (CPS)— Hoping to re- 
vive the kind of student activity that help- 
ed Eugene McCarthy win primary after 
primary this spring, supporters of New 
York's Paul O'Dwyer have launched a 
Students for O'Dwyer campaign they hope 
will win a Senate seat for their candidate. 

O'Dwyer, who won a surprise victory 
in New York's Democratic primary con- 
test last spring in what was seen as a 
major victory for McCarthy forces, is 
most widely known as a peace candidate 
with a stand similar to McCarthy's on 
the war in Vietnam. 

O'Dwyer, who will oppose (incumbent 
Republican Senator Jacob Javits in the 
November 5 election, is also noted for 
his sympathy with the causes of students 
and young people. He has said young 
people today are the most sensible group 
in society. 

Want outside help 

Jeff Brand and Paul Nussbaum, co- 
chairmen of Young Citizens for O'Dwyer, 
have recruited more than 6,000 students 
from 60 New York state colleges and uni- 
versities to stuff envelopes, canvass and 
do other campaign work. They are also 
hoping that 15,000 students from outside 
New York will charter buses and come to 
work the four weekends remaining before 
the election (much as students flocked 
into New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Ne- 
braska before the spring primaries there 
to work for McCarthy). 

The students are hoping to chalk up 
25,000 student man-hours for a massive 
O'Dwyer doorbell-ringing campaign this 
month. They urge interested students to 
contact Young Citizens for O'Dwyer in 
New York's Hotel Commodore, 47th 
Street and Lexington Avenue, 212-758- 

History Professor Takes 
Students On Field Trip 

Dr. Elizabeth M. GefTen, Associate 
professor of History, conducted a field 
trip to various historical sites in Phila- 
delphia on October 2. 

The group passed by the burial plot of 
Benjamin Franklin and the Friend's Meet- 
ing House on their way to the home of 
Betsy Ross. The group next walked to 
Elfreth's Alley, the oldest residential street 
in America. Christ Church was the next 
stop on the walking tour. 

More walking 

After lunch the group reassembled at 
Independence Hall, the home of the Con- 
tinental Congress. A short talk was given 
on the history of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence and the restoration of the Hall. 
Congress Hall, the home of the first rep- 
resentative body of government in the 
United States, was next on the list of 
places visited. 

While walking through the historic area 
the group passed by the Philosophical 
Hall, Library Hall, the First and Second 
Banks of the United States, Merchants' 
Exchange and New Hall, the home of the 
War Department from 1791-1792. 

From FSC: 

The Faculty-Student Council has allo- 
cated a maximum of $12,000 to be used 
for a concert in the spring of 1969. Ten- 
tative dates are Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 1, 
March 8, and March 14. A second poll 
of the student body was held on Thurs- 
day, October 10, to determine the stu- 
dents' exact choice of a group for this 
concert. The names listed on the ballot 
were the top 10 in the first FSC Enter- 
tainment Poll. Results of the voting will 
be announced as soon as possible. 

Drive for funds 

Faculty - Student Council President, 
Dean Burkholder, spoke at the banquet of 
the LVC Alumni Association on Friday, 
October 4. His remarks concerned the 
student union building — why we need it, 
and a suggestion to finance the building 
through a capital fund raising drive ini- 
tiated by the Alumni. As a result of his 
speech, the Executive Council of the 
Alumni Association has sent a resolution 
to the Board of Trustees, stating the need 
for a student union building, a fine arts 
building, and a science building; and a 
recommendation to initiate a campaign for 
these three buildings. Only the Board of 
Trustees has the power to initiate a capi- 
tal fund raising drive. 

Extended Hours 

FSC will buy ten records each semester 
for the dining hall and five records each 
semester for Carnegie Lounge. If you 
have any suggestions concerning these rec- 
ords, please see Al Steffy, Dennis Snovel, 
or John Ulrich. 

The FSC Research Committee is cur- 
rently looking into the possibility of ex- 
tending the hours of the Snack Bar. It 
was suggested that more students would 
use the Snack Bar if it were open during 
more convenient hours. Any suggestions 
or comments, please see Gere Reist 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, October 17, 1968 

New Trust 

It appears that the guerilla war is over. The Administration of 
Lebanon Valley College has finally acquired the confidence (spelled 
i-n-t-e-g-r-i-t-y) to debate students, to give straight answers, and to publicly 
defend its policies. President Sample has assured us that the evasion and 
double-talk are to be replaced by open, candid dialogue between student 
and administrator. 

Well and good, but it is not that simple an affair. While in the past 
Valley students had difficulty drawing meaningful response from the Ad- 
ministration, President Sample may now find students defaulting their role 
in the exchange. Certainly the turnout (about ten percent of the student 
body) at the Senior Forum last Wednesday constituted a default by the 
students. The poor attendance revealed the extent to which students have 
lost faith in the College. The President's ignorance of this student es- 
trangement must, of course, be excused by his inexperience. Continued 
ignorance may lead to the frustration of his announced goals for the school 

Certainly it is not a problem for which he can be blamed. Years of 
failure to make policy and administrative responsibility explicit have 
created confusion and frustration among questioning students. Last year's 
Senior Forums, approached with hope and enthusiasm by the students, 
produced instead bitterness, despair, and ultimate resignation. This 
resignation has since been interpreted as apathy, and the blame for campus 
lethargy passed to the students. However, the LVC Students for McCarthy 
campaign revealed a great willingness for participation in meaningful ac 
tivity. Rather than apathy, student trust in the college has been destroyed 
by the endless double-talk and buck-passing which reached a near-parody 
level in last year's discussion of Chapel Policy. Many students now regard 
discussion with any college personnel other than the maintenance staff a 
waste of time. 

Of course, students cannot be completely absolved of responsibility 
for the breakdown of communication. Although many are quick to point 
out the difference between LVC and the large schools, it is forgotten that 
the petition, the demonstration, and the boycott are considered legitimate 
extensions of dialogue at those schools. These methods could have been 
used by Valley students to achieve recognition by the Administration; in- 
stead, the students merely returned to private griping in the dorm. The 
Administration, sure in the stability of the student body, could afford to 
take student opinion lightly and did so. The result is a cynical student 
approach to activities, democratic processes, and LVC. 

President Sample, if he is to achieve his goal of a wholesome, 
suspicion-free atmosphere on campus, will have to overcome this cynicism 
and rewin the trust of the students. To do so he will have to maintain his 
policy of quick and honest answers, and above all, will have to make good 
on any promises he should make. We are inclined to believe the President 
will meet these conditions. 

The students also have a responsibility: for us, it is a time to believe 
again. We must believe that the Administration will listen, care, and 
respond. It is time to believe that a petition will be more effective than 
a bull-session gripe in the dorm. If there is concern over Chapel Policy, 
girls' rules, use of campus facilities, or any other problem, the dissatisfied 
parties should make their grievances known. We do not think the effort 
will be in vain. 

Should the Administration prove us wrong by deciding not to take 
student opinion seriously, the students will have the option of returning to 
the dorm bull-sessions or of taking measures to re-open the dialogue. The 
choice would depend on how seriously the students take their problems. 

But that is not the immediate concern. The problem now is to trans- 
fer quiet dissatisfaction into the student half of a campus dialogue. This 
must be done while the Administration is respectful of and receptive to 
student suggestions. Now is the time to attend forums, to circulate petitions, 
to form committees, to hold subtle demonstrations, not simply because 
it is fashionable or because it will bring the Valley into this century or 
because we say so, but because in this way the Administration will be made 
aware of student opinions and problems. Hopefully, this information will 
produce action. Though this hope may not be rewarded, this seems to be 
a good time to believe that it will, and in believing to act. — L.R. 

Letters To The Editor 

Club Chatter 

The sisters of Epsilon Zeta Phi and the 
brothers of Alpha Phi Omega and their 
guests will enjoy a buffet dinner at the 
Hershey Public Golf Course Club House 
Saturday evening. Following the dinner 
there will be dancing to the music of The 

On October 22, at 7:30 p.m. APO will 
present to the student body Mr. John C. 
Pittenger, a Democrat from Lancaster. 
Mr. Pitenger currently assists Herb Fine- 
man, the Pennsylvania House Minority 
leader. Mr. Pittenger has had one year's 
experience in the House. 

This will be the second in a series of 
political speakers inaugurated to bring 
the students of Lebanon Valley College 
closer to the political ideas and complexi- 
ties in our society. 

The following evening, in hopes that 
the student body will be made more 
aware of the danger of drug addiction, 
APO will present two films dealing with 
marijuana and LSD. 

Saturday evening, October 26, APO 
will again invite the students to gather 
in the auxiliary gym for a record hop. 

Childhood Education Club met on Oc- 
tober 10 for a dissertation on Switzerland 
presented by Gloria Fultz. After the 
business was discussed, Miss Fultz told 
of her work trek experience in Switzer- 
land and showed slides of the country 
and its people. Also mentioned were her 
brief visits to Spain, England and Bel- 
gium. Gloria had the rare opportunity to 
see a genuine Spanish bull fight. 

The club has planned a money-making 
project for October, a first year teacher 
panel at the November meeting and a 
visit to the Elizabethtown Crippled Chil- 
dren's Hospital to present a puppet show. 

On October 12 the club held an Art 
Workshop supervised by Mr. Batchelor, 
both an elementary art teacher and a 
college art professor. The group worked 
with paper-mache making Halloween 
masks and animals from a cardboard 
base. The masks, although rather crude, 
are verly suitable for Halloween. 

To the Editor: 

I would like to express my gratitude 
to Dr. Bemesderfer for scheduling the 
Alpha Omega Players' production of 
"Saint Joan" during our chapel hour. Hav- 
ing seen the play last year I was excited 
with the possibility of seeing it again. 

Apparently our spiritual leaders have no 
desire to encourage the development of 
cultural good taste. I was hoping to see 
a play, instead I saw a cut version which 
left one feeling hungry for lunch and a 
satisfactory ending. 

My compliments to the Alpha Omega 
Players for a job well done. A question 
for those in charge of chapel programs — . 
couldn't we have started chapel one half 
hour early and seen the whole play? 

Gere Reist 

To the Editor: 

Did you know that on November 7, 8 
and 9 Miss Martha Faust, your Dean of 
Women, will be at the helm of a state 
wide convention held at Hershey Inn, 
Hershey, Pennsylvania? 

The Pennsylvania Association of 
Women Deans and Counselors is fortun- 
ate to have your dean in one of its key 
positions. As arrangements chairman for 
the convention, she is serving in a truly 
important capacity. Without Miss Faust 
there would be no convention. She and her 
committee 'are responsible for securing ac- 
commodations for approximately 250 
deans and counselors, plus making ar- 
rangements for banquets and meeting 

As publicity chairman for this con- 
vention, I thought you might be eager to 
learn this information about one of your 
school staff. 

Mrs. Betty Dodd 
Guidance Counselor 
Dieruff High School 
Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Faculty Notes 

At its annual business meeting during 
the 37th annual meeting in Pottstown on 
Saturday, October 12, the Pennsylvania 
Historical Association elected Dr. Ralph 
S. Shay, chairman of the department of 
history and political science and pro- 
fessor of history, to a second three-year 
term on its council. 

Professor Shay will also continue as 
chairman of the membership committee 
of the Association. 

Dr. Ralph S. Shay, assistant dean of 
the college, will be attending the 12th 
annual conference of the Pennsylvania 
Academic Deans to be held on the campus 
of Marywood College in Scranton on 
Saturday, October 26. 

In the morning an address on "Student 
Ideas on Curriculum Change" will be de- 
livered by Rev. Thomas M. Garrett, dean 
of the University of Soanton. Small group 
discussions on his address will follow. 

Dr. Glenn Christensen, provost and 
vice-president, Lehigh University, will 
speak in the afternoon on "Types of Co- 
operation among Colleges and Uni- 

Lebanon Valley College hosted the an- 
nual meeting of the organization last 

Campus Scene 

What is this with the music in the 
dining hall? Soft lights, white tablecloths, 
white jacketed waiters, and "Peter Gunn?" 
Or two consecutive evenings of "The Nut- 
cracker Suite?" Better we should have an 
organ grinder and his strolling monkey. 

Ah, so we had a political speaker in 
the chapel! Hurray! Perhaps we may be 
moving in the 20th century after all. 

Why are there so few dissenters at this 
place? Is everybody pleased with every- 
ih : ng? Or is it that you are afraid? Se- 
curity hard to come by, or something? 
Are you all so willing to let the issues go 
by? Even in kindergarten students cry. 



What I mean to say is there are good 
films and bad films and a plethora of 
ones that intricately mix the two ex- 
tremes. Much of my time is spent in var- 
iously comfortable seats within the sel- 
dom-noticed interiors of invariably spor- 
adic movie theaters, Each film, no matter 
how excellent or ecchhhy, serves as a 
challenge to the knowledgable film buff 
and/or critic. If one sees it in the context 
of the school setting, the film or movie 
becomes a lesson taught by sometimes 
responsible teachers. The fact that learn- 
ing experiences in school may be sleepily 
boring or brillantly alive does not radic- 
ally differ from the cinema situation. 

Many varied elements comprise all 
films. A masterpiece subsumes its ele- 
ments into a pulsating unity. But all too 
frequently, elements appear in revolution 
to any singularity to which the film might 
aspire. Because aspects of technology such 
as set design, color printing, or sound 
reproduction, or elements of artistic 
craftsmanship, viz. .acting, directing, writ- 
ing, photography, etc., may be either de- 
ficient or too prominent, ultimately, the 
film is flawed, and from a standpoint of 
cinematic quality, is delegated sometimes 
mournfully to filmic purgatory, that hol- 
low-holed edifice of soured good inten- 

Big Letdown 

This, by way of explanation. 

The husband and wife team of Frank 
and Eleanor Perry made DAVID AND 
LISA in 1962 and LADYBUG, LADY- 
BUG in 1964. Both were films of 
astonishing beauty and honesty. NoiW the 
Perrys have unimpressingly filmed a John 
Cleever short story entitled THE SWIM- 
MER. In brief, the plotless story concerns 
one man's Gatsby-ish search for past re- 
spect and happiness by swimming from 
point A through a succession of neighbors' 
pools to point B, his former home. 

The Perrys (he the director, she the 
screenwriter) immerse us in a stagnant 
pond of cliche characters and situations 
(ie. the neighbors and mistresses and 
whatnot) and along the splashy way 
satirize and parody upper-middle-class 
values and foibles, all of which have been 
demolished by better hands in better 
films. In fact, the entire stimulus for the 
swimmer's odyssey remains uncertain. All 
the viewer is shown are a zoom shot of a 
woodland deer and lots of sun and cloud 
pictures superimposed upon the swim- 
mer's far-off gazing eyes. Which may be a 
trick of technology but certainly not one 
of psychology. 

However, aided by some graceful 
photography by David Quaid, the film 
ends in a surprisingly highly suspenseful 

manner that is perhaps prolonged a bit 
too much. Yet a good conclusion can 
never save a poor film. Burt Lancaster 
portrays the swimmer rather predictably 
although he basically succeeds with the 
difficult role of the normal-increasingly. 
insane-in-our-eyes man submerging into a 
flooding reality. At least, Lancaster leaves 
the film doggie-paddling behind him. 
Poor imitation 

INTERLUDE suffers from a lack of in- 
spiration and an over-abundance of sen- 
timentality aimed at 'the hard-core soap 
opera addicts. Its producers (director 
Kevin Billingham; and screenwriters Lee 
Langley and Hugh Leonard) desire very 
much to compare their product to Le- 
louch's A MAN AND A WOMAN (even 
to .include the identically styled lettering 
in newspaper advertisements) although 
that folly is similar to comparing the act- 
ing talents of Richard Burton with Wally 
poetically pure art and by its breathtaking 
photography implied and intuited love 
rather than spelling it out with earth- 
bound words. Billington and his crew fail 
with their derivitive and flat photography 
and rely on a script that is both verbose 
and boring. Oscar Werner is utterly wast- 
ed as the concertmaster who is stupid 
enough to choose as unlikely a mistress as 
Barbara Ferris. The production spells out 
sham — a cheap imitation for those who 
did not experience the luxurious original. 

THE PARTY contributes another chap- 
ter in Blake Edwards compilation of 
American comedy. The movie graphically 
symbolizes typically American bad taste 
in film comedy; it is a product for which 
a slithering American public swamps the 
theaters. Scripter Edwards simply non- 
structures a several-million^dollar party to 
function as a vehicle for Peter Sellers. 
Yet the film clicks as long as director 
Edwards allows Sellers to ad-lib his way 
through the party's (regrettably) cliche 
(the society matron, the homosexual, 
Cowboy Hero, Mr. Culture, Joe E. Le- 
vine, Twiggy, ad nauseum) characters. 
For a short while, Sellers is enthralling 
and perfectly hilarious as if he had in- 
vented slapstick comedy. But he is soon 
smothered by Edwards' egotistical and de- 
fective vehicle (Boy Gets Girl, Failure 
Makes Good Because Of Undying Love, 
and various other putrid Americanisms) 
as the PARTY slowly sinks under a bil- 
lowy mass of soapsuds megalomania. 

Approach to realism 

In two previous films for Edwards, 
Peter Sellers created a character named 
Inspector Jacques Clouseau, a bumbling 

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idiotic, yet lovably defective detective of 
the French Surete. Now the character re- 
turns without Sellers in a new movie 
directed by Bud Yorkin and scripted by 
Tom and Frank Waldman and it is a 
disaster. Alan Arkin portrays the in- 
imitable inspector and he does it too well. 
Sellers always parodied the character and 
skippingly remained on the role's outer 
edges; Clouseau never lived on the screen 
n0 r was he meant to. In makeup and dress 
exactly that of Sellers and fighting a 
script flowing with language, mannerisms, 
a nd situations simply evoking the Sellers 
interpretation, Arkin tempts us with 
characterization sometimes approaching 
realism. In one scene, Clouseau confronts 
his past life and lack of success in what- 
ever endeavor he attempts, and the char- 
acter Sellers handled so magnificently 
whimperingly disintegrates into three di- 
mensional death. 

Continuing with American comedy: 
THE ODD COUPLE. Gene Saks has 
made his money by filming Broadway 
plays, mostly of Neil Simon vintage, 
which involves basically little work from 
him. Simon, who screen-wrote his own 
play, has a knack for uproarious comedy 
but for none of humor's subtleties. Walter 
Mattheau, the Whistler's Mother of the 
American screen, and Jack Lemmon again 
prove themselves seasoned comics, trading 
gags like bubblegum cards and not ob- 
structing the hilarity by either of them 
attempting to steal the entire show. Yet, 
damnitall, THE ODD COUPLE is a 
poorly-made movie; Saks' direction and 
Robert Hauser's photography are unima- 
ginatively patterned after the staged play. 
And the color processing of the film print 
is perfectly terrible and makes the actors 
all look like hastily revived corpses. Par- 
amount is now a subsidiary of Gulf and 
Western Corporation which might mean 
refining gasoline allows little initiative for 
refining films. 

Doris Day again 
I vowed to my prone-to-upset stomach 
several years ago not to see another Doris 
Day picture yet I sat through WHERE 
WENT OUT? The result was a night by 
the toilet bowl as I religiously fought a 
creeping misanthropy that anyone would 
pay to see such insipid schlock except bus- 
loads of retired women schoolteachers 
from Peoria, Illinois who flutter about 
Radio City Music Hall. Doris Day again 
plays herself and heartily infects Robert 
Morse, Terry-Thomas, and Patrick O'Neal 
with desperate unfunniness, a major feat 
in itself. 

Two points plague the mind by this 
horrid movie: one, Doris Day is becoming 
quite flabby and wrinkled, and, two, ob- 
viously pregnant, she is hustled to the 
hospital in the movie's conclusion but I 
can't figure out who the hell did the deed 
ex cept, perhaps, by bogus biology when 
Robert Morse quite accidently touched 
her breast (left) in an earlier scene. 

As far as that goes, there is little funny 
for the unusual coincidence that birth 
control pills look like aspirin. Fielder 
Cook directed the Hugh Mills script as a 
comedy of manners which emerges as 
moronic pap. Dame Judith Evans con- 
tributes a few fine moments as a dow- 
ager aunt of one of the other participants 
hut the precious minutes are blindly- 
hlanded by overall worthlessness. 

European comedies are always merci- 
lessly condemned for their immoral, sa- 
laciously indecent nature. In PRUDENCE 
We have multiple births and pregnancies 
j n and out of wedlock by husbands and/or 
love, rs, perhaps even the druggist. But 
that's all right because each of the pro- 
tt^scious pairs loves each other, you see, 
a nd they all get married in the end. All 
111 good clean homespun fun. 

Standout photography 
Turning to drama, FAR FROM THE 
M ADD1NG CROWD represents a tech- 
nically excellent film that is perhaps 
nier ely the dullest film ever made. There 
^ re artists involved. Produced by Joseph 
aiini and directed by John Schlesinger 
lw hose last dual effort was DARLING) 
!" d screenplayed by Frederick Raphael 
e f 'lm features the prominently beautiful 

col Cr 

camerawork of Nick Roey. In fact, 

J J 8 tne Photography that so fully resur- 
^ the Wessex of a century ago and 

the powerfully capable acting of Julie 
Christie, Terence Stamp, and Alan Bates 
that save the film from complete lethargy. 
If one has not read the classic novel from 
which the film is culled, one will be 
thoroughly bored. It seems the artists im- 
plicated in this hardy venture have sac- 
rificed their modern creative spirit to 
produce a film depicting antiquity by ad- 
hering to it in production and direction of 
styles. As with the largely unsuccessful 
DR. ZHIVAGO of several years ago, I 
merely wonder where their motives lie. 
And why. 

Dishonest motives mark FOR LOVE 
OF IVY. Its producers have tried to please 
critical and public upheaval over the 
black lack of cinema. Filmmakers work- 
ing with Sidney Pokier have always im- 
plied a sort of socially indecent love in- 
terest in their films usually involving 
white women (as in TO SIR WITH 
LOVE) since Poitier has never appeared 
in (nor perhaps has there ever been) an 
honest black production. FOR LOVE OF 
IVY seems a movie hurried to completion 
by hungry whites to capitalize on the 
filmic civil rights ferver although the 
movie amounts to a spoonful of Pablum 
to both social and cinematic standards. 
The characters, both black and white, are 
as believable as the size of the secret 
canned casino supposedly enclosed within 
a tractor-trailer. Everything about the 
film is trite, and we may blame Mr. 
Poitier from whose story Robert Arthur 
penned the screenplay for most of its 
faults. Director Daniel Mann cannot ele- 
vate his actors from mediocrity, and 
Poitier in particular is restrained and 
dammedly aloof especially in the in- 
evitable sheet scene with Abbe Lincoln. 
The fever of the times spelled unavoid- 
ability for a film of this sort. Perhaps 
FOR LOVE OF IVY represents an in- 
fant first step although it appears to 
have been taken in the wrong direction. 
Rock and politics 
American-International Pictures 'has 
never released an original movie since I 
ring Michael Landon) in the middle '50's. 
I kept telling myself one of these cheapie, 
quickie flicks which are usually ignored 
by critics and function as necking nutri- 
ment to drive-in teeny-boppers would ap- 
proach something akin to a funky artistry. 
WILD IN THE STREETS derives from 
Peter Watkins' PRIVILEGE made in Eng- 
land in 1966. Robert Thorn expands the 
theme of a rock singer entering politics 
to the point where the Apple Beer Gener- 
ation takes over (or puts over) the entire 
United States, government included. One 
cannot seriously speak of acting or direct- 
ing qualities in a film largely held to- 
gether with quick amateurish photography 
and irresponsibly headlong velocity . . . 
STREETS is rabidly implausible, and the 
viewer knows this. But he becomes caught 
up with the pellmerl pace for an unde- 
finable quirk of a reason, and when he 
does question himself at the movie's con- 
clusion, he cannot remember how he had 
been hoodwinked into believing such il- 
logical nonsence. A1P "Heads" Nicholson 
and Arkoff have thus created the instant 
masterpiece: the magical, instantly for- 
getable classic. 

Finally, then, we come to 2001: A 
SPACE ODYSSEY, a technically perfect 
film which serves as a harbor and point 
of departure for many varied interpreta- 
tions. The opening minutes concerning 
the Dawn of Man is visually and philoso- 
phically magnificent. Likewise, the film's 
mimLawing conclusion with its psyche- 
delic, sexual-imaged space flight and en- 
igmatic death of Astronaut Keir Dullea 
stuns the powers of imagination and vis- 
ual perception. 

Plot nonexistent 
Yet the truth remains that the middle 
ground of this long film is very dull and 
very inartistic. The waltz of the space 
vehicles becomes tedious far exceeding its 
purpose of displaying the vastness of 
space and belongs to the pubescent era 
of cinerama when the cameras took the 
viewer on roller coaster rides to illustrate 
the 180 degree screen effect. The largely 
empty soundtrack, particularly in the 
breathing accompaniment segments (after 
a while, it's every-body-breathe-together 
time) becomes just noticeably empty (as 
opposed to the dramatic silence expanses 
as utilized by Lelouch or Bergman). What 
little dialogue that exists (about forty min- 
utes worth in an 138 minute film) is utter- 

ly juvenile in content and without form 
or direction. No plot ever appears. 

The question remains may the film be 
considered the classic many critics and 
intellectuals, including its director, Stan- 
ley Kubrick (PATHS OF GLORY, 
STRANGELOVE) have judged it to be, 
while the film approaches horrendous 
extremes of the excellent-poor polarity? 
Kubrick has reiterated his epic is solely 
a visual experience, but I counter that 
no man of the artistic proportions of 
Kubrick and no film with the scope and 
potential of 2001 can ultimately succeed 
by violating or ignoring standards of film 
art, as Kubrick has done, without supply- 
ing or proposing a new criteria of cinema, 
as Kubrick has not done 

However, the viewer may eHminate the 
offending parts of 2001 and not miss what 
is definitely worth the exorbitant ad- 
mission price by retreating to the theater 
lounge afer the first forty minutes and 
returning for the last thirty, metaphysical 
notebooks in hand. 


by Dave Bartholomew 

"Sitting by a window watchin' Ocean 
goin' by . . ." 

from "Get to You" (C. Hillman 
and R. McGuinn) 

* * * 
A local Lutheran church's publicity 

bored sermonizes "You can lead a boy to 
college but you can't make him think." A 
concerned organization of students feels 
that LVC should adopt this maxim as its 
motto. Perhaps changing "can't" to 
"shouldn't." Join the movement to flush 
John 8:32. 

Support and flowers to the underground 
coterie who wish to produce "Hair" for 
this year's Homecoming. 

Advertising Boob Dept.: Youth Forum 
is marketing "contourer walking culotte 
slips" which are innocently advertised as 
"nylon tricot slips with the all-in-one 
snap crotch." 

* * * 
An AP news story informs us of a new- 
ly-employed cleaning lady who, searching 
for an electrical outlet for her vacuum 
cleaner, unplugged the Liverpool Radio 
Merseyside 3,250 watt power circuit and 
took Britain's largest local radio station 
off the air for 15 minutes. Until she was 
done with the carpets. We feel that al- 
though this is an example of a type of 
sweeping censorship, perhaps we could 
get her a job involving evening vacuum- 
ing with any of the three major television 
networks in America. Perhaps here she'd 

be appreciated. 

* * * 

Removing tongue from cheek for a 
moment of reflection, I seriously ponder 
the covert masochistic desires of LVC 
women. What other secret indecent mo- 
tive could explain their submission to the 
domination of a woman the stature of 
our lack — illustrious Dean of Women. It 
has occurred to me that the woman lives 
clearly not in our century. But there 
emerges another point of importance; that 
La Belle Dame a Moralite utilizes power 
to achieve her goals that is clearly not a 
part of the office of Dean of Women. 
Presently I am embroiled in a conflict in 
which she and another faction of the 
LVC administration-faculty are, in effect 
calling each other liars. And of course, 
typically, no student has any knowledge 
of the situation. I plan to probe the matter 
and bring it to light. At this point I can- 
not disclose particulars until I leg-work 
more conclusive information. 

Smoking rule 

Yet there is one issue that perfectly il- 
lustrates that of which I speak. It con- 
cerns women smoking on campus proper. 
The rule allows women the right to smoke 
on campus wherever there are receptacles, 
etc. which handily bars them from open- 
air campus proper to dorm rooms and 
lounges and the snack bar. From a con- 
versation I held with the Dean of Women, 
I learned that she and Dean Ehrhart dis- 
closed the matter at length and (she) 
decided that it was not proper for LVC 
women to be seen smoking. What she 
neglected to mention was that her confer- 

ence convened because Jiggerboard voted 
last year a rule change in the issue of 
smoking. I'm sure women students were 
not informed what was occurring. No 
students were allowed to witness the 
Faust-Ehrhart talk. Very nice. Very LVC. 
In the very near future, LVC women wDl 
have a chance to do something about this 
depressing situation; you owe it to the 
college and yourselves to act and lend 
support when asked. 

I'm sure our Dean of Women acts not 
out of malicious nature but merely in an 
all encompassing naivete. She truly thinks 
LVC women demand to be mothered and 
herded back to the Victorian Age in 
which her heartfelt sentiments lie. 

And to prove her Victorianism, Dean 
Faust solemnly told me that refusal to 
smoke (notice, not even being seen smok- 
ing which domain is public image, capital- 
ized around here) is an activity that "sep- 
arates the women from the ladies." Which 
century is that? Oh yes, and all actresses 

are prostitutes, also. 

* * * 

Everyone knows Mickey Mouse reach- 
ed the age of forty several weeks ago. 
According to a story in the York Dis- 
patch, "Walt Disney created Mickey in a 
train ride from New York city in late 
September, 1928." Which asserts that 
trains as well as motels provide facilities 
for immoral hanky-panky. 

* * * 

The West High School Band from the 
city of Columbus, Ohio, recently formed 
a Youth group, ZIPPYS, or Zealous In 
Promoting Patriotic Youth. 

"The Zippies are not protesting, they're 
advocating. They are for education, good 
government, hair cuts and bathing, dis- 
cipline, parents, teachers, religion, and 
love of God and country." The musicians' 
motto might be, "we blow for Mom and 
apple pie." 

ABC TV last week premiered Dr. 
Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick's critically 
honored classic in American black com 
edy. Immediately following this frantic 
frightening film, a national audience was 
subjected to a ten minute spiel by presi- 
dential candidump Hubert Humphrey. His 
nauseating voice showered us with warn 
ings about the spread of nuclear weapons; 
his putrid body moved among his fans at 
one part in the short propaganda piece, 

and a finale utilized an arty clip of an 
H-bomb explosion. It may be good adver- 
tising, but to follow Strangelove, consider- 
ing its theme and plot and artistic ex- 
cellence, we see it merely as the most of- 
fensive example of his juvenile Politics of 
Fear. And speaking of Strangelove, last 
week, Mr. Messerschmidt sinisterly read- 
ing the document in German without a 
following translation invoked in us the 
image of Peter Sellers as the psychotic 
Strangelove, fighting down his black glov- 
ed hand that rose to strangle him and con- 
trolling his voice to restrain himself from 
heiling Hitler. If someone had asked Mr. 
Messerschmidt his opinion of the vast 
communistic plot to fluoridate US water 
systems a la John Birchers, perhaps he 
might have more resembled Strangelove's 
Col. Jack D. Ripper who during the film, 
went insane and unleashed a wing of U.S. 
bombers aimed at Russia. 

* * * 

Sir Thomas Innes published a book en^ 
titled Tartans of the Clans and Families 
of Scotland. We were most ironically 
pleased to discover that, on page 293, the 
traditional plaid for the Wallace family 
is predominately red streaked with yellow, 

Project of the Week: check for in- 
formation the 1937 LVC yearbook under 
the name Messerschmidt. 


(The following letter was sent to me 
by an alumnus of Lebanon Valley College. 
I sense many thoughts and reflections in 
it that might well be said campus-wide. 
I have edited the personal parts of it 
and have deleted the writer's name by 
my own judgment. The reference to the 
"Review" concerns listed recent graduates 
and their present occupations, locations, 

Oct. 4, 1968 

"Dave — 

"Had to write immediately in response 
.... You have enmeshed yourselves as the 
college activists of the 20th Century come 
to antiquated LV. You'll need much 
luck in achieving the littlest objectives, 
due to the overt reaction of liberals, long 
hair, civil rights, and what might be the 
2nd Civil War. 

(Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) 

Sandwich and Ice Cream Shoppe 


A GRAND OPENING — Oct. 17-19 


DeLuxe Sandwiches 
Fabulous Sundaes 
Fresh Baked 

Howard Johnson's 
Famous (Packaged) 
Ice Cream 

Strawberry Marshmallow 

Cherry Vanilla 

Mint Ice 

Orange Ice 

Raspberry Sherbet 


Caramel Pecan 


Orange Sherbet 

Strawberry Sherbet 

Egg Nog 



Hot Dogs, Subs 
Milk Shakes and 
Hot Soft Pretzels 

Ice Creams 

S. S. Pierce 
Gourmet Gifts, 


Chocolate Marshmallow 


Chocolate Chip 

Butter Pecan 

Lemon-Line Sherbet 

Peanut Butter 

Vanilla Fudge 


Black Raspberry 


11 A.M. - 10 P.M., Mon.-Sat.; 
4 P.M. - 10:00 P.M., Sun. 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, October 17, 1968 


(Continued from Page 3) 

"Before going any further — Watch out 

for Mr He's a 20-year veteran 

of the Marine Corps and a definite right- 
wing threat. He was of no help when we 
talked about job placement and such; all 
he could think of was my military obli- 
gation. He's like Joe McCarthy was, 

who loves to get famous for huffing and 
puffing about subversives, commie beat- 
niks, etc. in order to obfuscate the real. 

issues and problems. Tell to go get 

some Negroes in our school and stop wor- 
rying about the poor barbers and their 
red-necked friends. What can you expect 
from P.R. 'What about our image?' 
Be sutble 

"Revolution is a very touchy subject 
right now — it's too bad Valley didn't 
swing while people weren't so hyper 
about it. Now the need exists for a defi- 
nite underground, subtle approach. The 
need for hippies-in-disguise has arisen 
A speaker we heard was approached by a 
guy with beard, sandles, dirty clothes, the 
whole bit. The hippie said, 'Man, you're 
square. Look at your Brooks Bros, suit, 
wingtips, clean-cut American face. Our 
friend says to the hippie, 'Man, you blew 
the whole bit. You (sic.) labelled. Me, 
I'm in disguise. If you see a guy walking 
along carrying a sign reading, 'I sell shit- 
balls,' nobody will come near you.' 

"You've got to infiltrate white middle- 
class America and kick them in the ass 
when they're not looking. The front 
is important. Work outside of the frame 
of reference of the people you seek to 
change or conquer. 

"Athletics blow. Our class had the 
chance to give Valley a black student, by 
upping our money for a scholarship. The 

sports' won: a score-board .... 

it'll look nice, with a little brass plaque 

"I've mixed emotion about the Review. 
On the other hand it's a privilege to be 
a 'lost' alumnus, and on the other, I am 
proud of where I am and would like 
some squares to know what's happening. 
It doesn't matter; they wouldn't under- 

Bestiality threatened 

"Though Arts are unpopular, we must 
agree that they are more important than 
muscleheaded endeavors. Granted, a 
sound mind, sound body, etc., but the 
body does not rule the mind . . . Make the 
athletic supporters fight for everything 
they get (from FSC). Consider seeking 
to have the goals of the college "fathers" 
altered. Make them ask themselves what 
the purpose of a college is. Point them 
towards schools which are serious about 
education — admitting students because of 
their academic prowess, not bestiality 
LV will die if it doesn't face the chal- 
lenges presented by education. It might 
be a good thing. 

"So much for hii-class discussion of 
philosophy. Watch out for the Fascists 
Oh, that reminds me — we heard Dick Gre 
gory speak recently — great!! Get his book 
Write Me In, it contains a lot of power- 
ful, poignant stuff. 

" 'Uncle Sam ain't no woman, 
But he sure can take your man.' 

— Robert Johnson 

Harriers Hope for 
Winning Season 

The Valley harriers have been working 
hard in preparation for the season opener 
on October 16 against Philadelphia Tex- 
tile and Drexel. Coach Mayhoffer has 
been running his charges between eight 
and nine miles a day. Veteran runners on 
the team cannot remember working this 
hard or this long in the past. 

The grueling conditioning has paid off. 
In early time trials, the team has shown 
marked improvement over last year's per- 
formances at this stage. In these early 
trials, the top five spots have shaped up 
as follows: Jim Davis and John Gilman 
have been taking turns coming in first. 
Third place has been going to co-captain 
Terry Nitka, followed by Harvey Gregory 
and Steve Shaffer. 

Aside from sore, stiff muscles and some 
blisters, the team has been injury-free. 
If key iunjuries can be avoided, M.A.C. 
cross-country teams are going to be great- 
ly surprised when they run against LVC 
this fall. 

Women's Hockey Team 
Wins Two, Takes Loss 

The women's field hockey team 
faced Elizabethtown and Messiah this 
week after winning two games and losing 
one. All three bouts were very close in 

On October 3, the team beat Millers 
ville in a hotly contested spar by a score 
of 4-3. Jan Garber, a freshman, scored 


(Continued from Page 1) 

tabs on each of its students. In addition to 
regulating student housing, the adminis 
tration restricts the speech of the students 
by taking action against persons who 
speak out against the interests of the una 
versity or government. The sentences may 
take the form of expulsion from the uni 
versity, army service, trial in civil court 
or lesser punishments. 

In addition, students find their dorms 
closed tight at 12 p.m., visitation is not 
permitted, and no student organizations 
which might threaten the dictates of the 
faculty are permitted. 

La Vie revised publication schedule: 
First Semester 
October 17, 31 
November 14 
December 12 

three of the goals from her center for- 
ward position. Barbara Hall scored one. 
The junior varsity team also emerged vic- 
torious with a score of 1-0. 

Late defeat 

The next game brought defeat to the 
Valley team as they traveled to Shippens- 
burg on October 8 for another close 
match. Shippensburg broke the 1-1 tie 
in the last few minutes of the game to 
claim the 2-1 victory. Barbara Hall scored 
the only Valley goal. The Junior Var- 
sity team also lost, by a score of 5-0. 

The team picked up their second vic- 
tory on October 10 as they outscored 
Muhlenberg 3-2 on the home field. Bar- 
bara Hall scored all three Valley goals 
from her right inner position. 


Sunday, October 27, 1968—3:00 P.M. 

Engle Hall 
Thomas Lanese, Violin 

Robert Lau, Viola 
Mary Fister, Violoncello 
Frank Stachow, Clarinet 
William Fairlamb, Piano 
Piano Quintet No. 2 in E flat Mozart 
Suite for Violin, Clarinet and 
Piano — Milhaud 



Introduction and Finale 
Piano Quartet in D. opus 23 Dvorak 
Allegro Moderato 

Andantino (Theme and 

Finale (Allegretto Scherzande 

LVC Stomps Bears 
For Score of 39 -29 

by Jerry Powell 

In their first home game, the second 
place Dutchmen romped over Ursinus 
28-0. An estimated 800 fans watched 
the Valley run holes through the stunned 
Bear defense. 

Bruce Decker, the Swarthmore quarter- 
back, passed exceptionally well in the first 
half with no incompletions. During the 
rest of the game, he completed 25 out of 
28 passes for 196 yards. His favorite re- 
ceivers were Greg Teter, with 7 comple- 
tions for 98 yards, Dennis Tulli, who 
caught 6 for 87 yards, and Taki Bobotas, 
who grabbed 4 for 11 yards. 

Among the leading ground gainers 
were Tony DeMarco with 61 yards in 18 
carries, Taki Bobotas; 27 yards in 4 car- 
ries, and Mike Morrison, who ran 26 
yards in 8 attempts. 

The kickoff team of Ursinus proved to 
be a problem for the Dutchmen when 
Jim Rowe jogged 91 yards for a touch- 
down. However, a few small alterations 
in the kickoff were all that was needed to 
stop the Bears' only chance at the goal 

Victory continues 

The ruthless Dutchmen continued to 
improve their record by defeating Muh- 
lenberg, 39-29. 

This time Decker, doing all of the pass 
ing, completed 19 passes out of 33 for 
218 yards and 4 touchdowns. Again his 
receivers were Greg Teter, who snatched 
12 passes for 14 yards and 3 touch- 
downs, and Dennis Tulli, with 6 recep 
tions for 87 yards and 1 touchdown. 

Heading the ground attack was Tony 
DeMarco, who plowed 145 yards in just 
26 carries. 

Kickoff returns seemed to play an inv 
portant role in Coach McHenry's of. 
fense. Of the 139 yards returned, 64 yards 
were given to Robin Kornmeyer. Jeff 
Rowe gathered 4 yards, and freshman 
Tom Koons snatched 26 yards. 

Next week, the Dutchmen, after rest- 
ing from the past three games, will tra- 
vel to Bethlehem for a battle with the 
Moravian Greyhounds. 



first downs 



yards rushing 



yards passing 






interceptions by 





fumbles lost 



yards penalized 





first downs 



yards rushing 



yards passing 






interceptions by 






fumbles lost 


yards penalized 


The twenty-ninth annual William Low- 
ell Putnam Mathematical Competition 
will be held Saturday, December 7. 

Those interested, and who have two 
years of college mathematics equivalent 
to Math 11 and 21, should register with 
Mrs. Lewin in the math department by 
October 15. For further information 
about the Putnam examination contact 
the math department. 


For information about living and current job 
opportunities in the New Pennsylvania, write to: 

225 Pine Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 17 101 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, RAYMOND R SHAFER, Governor City. 

College Class. 


Permanent Home Address. 








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ydTXLV — No. 4 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, October 31, 1968 

Gideonse to Talk on Youth 
At Next FCA Lecture Series 

Dr. Gideonse 

The Faculty-Student Council will pre- 
sent Dr. Harry Gideonse at LVC, Thurs- 
day, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cha- 
pel Lecture Hall. Dr. Gideonse is the 
second speaker in the FSC series of out- 
standing lecturers and entertainers. 

Dr. Harry Gideonse, a distinguished 
educator, economist, and interpreter of 
international affairs, has chosen as his 
topic "Student Activities and Faculty Ir- 

Dr. Gideonse's broad background in the 
field of education makes him eminently 
qualified to speak on the many pressing 
problems facing America's institutions of 
learning. After teaching at Rutgers Uni- 
versity, the University of Chicago, and 
Columbia, Dr. Gideonse assumed the 
presidency of Brooklyn College. During 
his 27 year tenure in that office he gained 
special insights into the problems of 
modern youth, especially those faced by 
today's youth in our increasingly urban- 
ized society. In his present post as Chan- 
celor of the New School for Social Re- 
search in New York City, Dr. Gideonse 
is in the vanguard of educational philoso- 
phers planning for the many new and 
special challenges faced by educators in 
the 21st century. 

Public servant 

An articulate and forceful speaker and 
writer, Dr. Gideonse has been a leader in 
numerous civic causes and organizations. 
He served the State Department in India 
a nd Germany, and has been President of 
Freedom House for many years. In addi- 
tion, he has been a member of the Board 
Of Directors of the Woodrow Wilson 
Foundation; chairman of the Youth Divi- 
sion Committee of the National Social 

Welfare Assembly; and a member of the 
National Committee on Education, Scien- 
tific and Cultural Cooperation. 

Dr. Gideonse's books include: "Against 
the Running Tide", "The High Learning 
in a Democracy", "Organized Scarcity 
and Public Policy", "The Economic For- 
eign Policy of the United States", and 
"On the Educational Statesmanship of a 
Free Society". With William F. Elliott 
he is co-author of "United States Foreign 
Policy — Its Organization and Control", 
and "The Political Economy of American 
Policy". He has also served as editor 
of the Public Policy Pamphlets of the 
University of Chicago Press and was for 
some years the American Editor of the 
International Economic Review published 
in Brussels. 

International honors 
Dr. Gideonse was born in Rotterdam, 
Netherlands, and brought to this country 
at the age of three. He received his B.A. 
at Columbia, his M.A. from the Univer- 
sity of Geneva, and an LL.D. from both 
Columbia and Western Reserve. In addi- 
tion to his many honorary degrees, he also 
has been decorated by the governments 
of France, the Netherlands, and Sweden. 

Following Dr. Gideonse's presentation, 
there will be a question and answer per- 
iod; thus the FSC urges all students and 
faculty to attend this lecture and speak 
out on the vital area of student activists 
and faculty irrelevance. FSC announced 
that 300 people attended the Bill Mauldin 
lecture, of which 150 were LVC students. 
An even larger group of LVC students is 
anticipated to attend this lecture. 

Help Wanted 

Vie needs people: typists, artists, 
^iters, anyone with a concern for what 
ls happening or failing to happen on this 
ca mpus. The Faculty-Student Council has 
aw arded the newspaper sufficient funds to 
Publish weekly, but there are not enough 
faff members to meet this schedule. 

eekly publication would give greater 
Publicity and continuity to the questions 
s Ked an{ j SU gg es ti ons made through La 
Weekly publication would greatly 
nnance La Vie's function as a student- 
ministration forum and as a focus for 
SUj dent power. 

A meeting will be held at 7:30 on Mon- 
B a V evening November 4th, in the Snack 
* 0r those interested in working for 

out ' e ' Th ' S WOrk might be typing lay " 
as ' dlst ributing, or writing for as little 

fret h ° Ur per week - Sophomores and 

tend " P articularl y ur 8 ed to at ~ 
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brin 3ny chan 8 es tnat La Vie can 

C0Ur 8 to the campus. La Vie also en- 

s Uid §CS ' etters an d commentary from all 
ents > faculty, and administrators. 

The Emperors Perform 
For H-Coming Dance 

The L-Club, in conjunction with the 
Faculty-Student Council, will present 
"The Emperors" to perform for the 
Homecoming Dance, Saturday at 9:00 
p.m. in the Lynch Memorial Gymnasium. 
Because the FSC is financing the Home- 
coming Dance, students this year will be 
able to attend the semi-formal dance at a 
reduced ticket price over last year. The 
ticket cost is $1.00 per person. The Em- 
perors, booked through Penn-World at- 
tractions, are in constant demand for 
night club and college dances throughout 
the East. 

Vital assistance 

The L-Club - FSC Dance is an example 
of the relationship the FSC would like 
to take with all LVC organizations in co- 
ordinating and assisting in the promotion 
of student activities. | At the same time, 
however, the FSC demands a well-plan- 
ned, organized structure of the program 
before any financial assistance can be 

The L-Club and FSC cordially invite 
all to attend the Dance this Saturday 

Soul Group To Play For 
Next Week's FSC Dance 

The Faculty-Student Council will pre- 
sent the Soulville All-Stars on Friday, 
November 8, at 8:00 p.m. in Lynch Mem- 
orial Gymnasium. Already a favorite en- 
tertainment at many colleges, The Soul- 
ville All-Stars recently appeared on the 
Ed Hurst TV Show playing their latest 
record hit, "Won't You Please Be My 

The ticket price for the dance is $.50 
per person, and there will be plenty of 
free refreshments. The FSC plans to pro- 
vide similar activities and programs 
throughout the year, whether promoting 
an activity itself or working and coordin- 
ating a program with another organiza- 
tion on campus. 

The FSC plans to use every open date 
available throughout the year in provid- 
ing activities and entertainment. Due to 
the lack of a College Center at LVC, the 
FSC of 1968-69 feels the responsibility to 
promote programs for the LVC student 

Campus Chest Goal 
Still Short by Half 

The Campus Chest of 1968 was held 
during the week of Oct. 14-19. The two 
main events of the week were the chapel 
service Tuesday, Oct. 15, and the Campus 
Chest Fair Friday, Oct. 18. 

Jim Wenrich, a senior and chairman 
of the Campus Chest Committee, gave 
the message of the chapel service, and 
also took charge of the fair, which was 
comprised of booths manned by individ- 
ual campus organizations. 

According to Jim, the money collected 
at the fair, plus all student donations, 
would be "utilized to aid .the World Uni- 
versity Service, World Missions, Orphan 
Children, The Japan International Chris- 
tian University Foundation, the Lebanon 
County Community Chest, YMCA, Sal- 
vation Army Corps, American National 
Red Cross, Lebanon County Tuberculosis 
and Child Health Society, American Can- 
cer Society, Lebanon County Heart As- 
sociation, Lebanon County Mental Health 
Society, as well as Campus Scholarship 

The goal of the Campus Chest Com- 
mittee this year was $500.00. Collections 
at this time have not hit the $300.00 
mark yet. As the collections are less than 

the goal, the committee is still taking any 
donations. AH donations may be given to 
Jim or any member of the SCA Cabinet. 

BUI Mauldin Chats With Students After Address (see article page 5) 

ACP Poll Taken of 
Political Preference 

Nixon will be the next president of the 
United States according to 91 percent of 
the nation's college newspaper editors. 

The opinion survey conducted by As- 
sociated Collegiate Press was based on a 
representative mail poll of 7 percent of 
college editors selected by the research 
division of the school of journalism and 
mass communication at the University of 
Minnesota. Criteria included regional lo- 
cation, circulation and frequency of pub- 

Hump counts low 

Editors classified themselves as 46 per- 
cent independent, 30 percent Republican, 
and 24 percent Democrat. 

If the election had been held during 
the second week of October, 50 percent 
indicated they would vote for Nixon, 37 
percent for Hubert Humphrey, IV2 per- 
cent each for George Wallace and Dick 
Gregory and 10 percent undecided. 

Only 7 percent expect Humphrey to be 

Based on individual party affiliation 
the survey indicated the following results: 

If the presidential election were held 
today, I would vote for: 


Nixon 83% 

Humphrey 6% 

Wallace 4% 

Gregory 0% 

Undecided 7% 


Nixon 20% 

Humphrey 64% 

Wallace 0% 

Gregory 8% 

Undecided 8% 

Lebanon Valley has received word 
that a senior mathematics major has 
won Honorable Mention from the 
Philadelphia Section of the Mathemat- 
ical Association of America in the 
1967 Putnam Competition. 

David Brubaker scored among the 
top six in the section, for there were 
two "First Place" winners and four 
Honorable Mention recipients. 

In recognition of this outstanding 
achievement Brubaker will be a guest 
for lunch at the annual meeting of the 
Philadelphia Section on November 23. 
At this time he will be introduced to 
the assembled group. 

YAF Asks Student 
Vote Participation 
Be Nationally Seen 

Alan MacKay, National Chairman of 
Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), 
has asked American students to ignore 
the boycott of the November 5 elections 
planned by Students for a Democratic 
Society (SDS), the revolutionary leftist 
organization. MacKay, chairman of the 
conservative youth organization, with 
30,000 members, has written letters to 
student leaders across the nation asking 
them to fully participate in election day 

"I urge all students of voting age to 
vote on election day for candidates of their 
choice, nationally and in local contests," 
said MacKay, a graduate of Holy Cross 
and Harvard Law School, and now a prac- 
ticing Boston attorney. "Those students 
under voting age should work the pre- 
cincts and perform other tasks on Novem- 
ber 5 to aid the candidate of their 

Not dropouts 

Young Americans for Freedom is both 
student and politically oriented. A nation- 
al membership poll in May indicated a 
preference for Ronald Reagan for Presi- 
dent, and Richard Nixon as a close sec- 
ond choice. George Wallace and Gene 
McCarthy received nominal support in 
the poll. MacKay stated that most YAF 
members have recently expressed a pre- 
ference for Richard Nixon, but that the 
organization per se does not make polit- 
ical endorsements. 

"Despite the fact that YAF members 
preferred Ronald Reagan, we're still ac- 
tively participating in the political process 
to implement our views| Regardless of 
their choice, students should make their 
feelings felt in the democratic process," 
MacKay urged. T find it ironic that 
those in SDS who advocate 'participitory 
democracy' advocate a boycott of our na- 
tional elections and participation in our 
political process." 

"SDS is continually attempting to sub- 
stitute violent upheaval as opposed to 
progress and problem-solving. We in 
YAF continue to believe that the Amer- 
ican system and its political process offer 
the optimistic framework for solving so- 
cial problems within the context of a free 
system. I urge students across the nation 
to ignore the SDS boycott of the Novem- 
ber 5 elections, and to practice 'participi- 
tory democracy.'" 

LVC Students Express Opinions 
Concerning Admission Variety 

Recently, 200 Lebanon Valley College 
Students were polled concerning their 
feelings on the following topic: Do you 
think that the college should more am- 
bitiously seek out and help students of a 
more varied social and ethnic background 
to come to Lebanon Valley College? 
Please explain why you feel this way, tak- 
ing into consideration both foreign ex- 
change students and U.S. citizens of vary- 
ing backgrounds. 

The following is a representative 
sample of comments from those who 
chose to voice an opinion, some con- 
tributors desiring to remain anymous: 

Michael Reidy, '70: The way it seems 
at the moment, the Valley has enough 
problems trying to help its white, Anglo- 
Saxon Protestant students. More seriously, 
however, the practicality and success of a 
more accelerated ethnic -social student 
body would depend on the motivation be- 
hind the program. If we (LVC) went 
looking for poor Negroes, just so we 
could have some poor Negroes in the 
student body, then such an undertaking 
would be absurd and useless. However, if 
an attempt were made to find a worthy 
group of poorer and underprivileged stu- 
dents whose area of interest could be en- 

hanced by an "experience" at Lebanon 
Valley, then this would be a meaningful 
and purposeful program. However, special 
care should be taken that both the student 
and the school knew what they were 
getting into. This would mean that the 
people showing the campus to prospective 
students would have to be totally honest 
in telling about the true strengths and 
weaknesses of the college. This would be 
especially true of foreign exchange stu- 
dents, as there would be nothing worse 
than to be compelled to stay in a foreign 
country at a place which is both academi- 
cally and socially incompatible. If LVC 
initiates such a program, it should be for 
the genuine benefit of the students in- 

Elaine Peters, '70: One reason for the 
poor class discussions at this school is 
that many of us think the same way and 
believe in the same things. Perhaps we 
might not think like the people of dif- 
ferent backgrounds that might come here, 
but we will undoubtedly meet all types 
of people in our own lives, and college 
should be at least some kind of prepara- 
tion for this. How can we learn to accept 
the varied ideas and beliefs of others that 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, October 31, 1968 u 


It is indeed unfortunate that a large gap exists between modern musical 
poetry and the analysis of same by older people who try to make something 
meaningful out of the whole mess. And, too, it is embarrasing to hear 
the recitation of such things as the lyric of Paul Simon by one who is trying 
to draw parallels between this music and the far more familiar "music" of 
contemporary Christian ministers. 

This is not to say that the Reverend Mr. Bringman made us very un- 
comfortable. On the contrary, it created in us at times a certain feeling of 
unshakable sovereignty over our own musical domain. We got the feeling 
that we are the only people who can interpret Simon and Garfunkel without 
fear of alienating any audience which we might have. 

Be this as it may. We do appreciate the Reverend's good intentions, 
and we hope that he will find audiences that may see the parallels between 
Paul Simon and the Christian message more clearly than did the LVC 
student body. 

The sermon of last Tuesday may be another step in the improvement 
of Chapel programs, if for no other reason that some aspect of modern 
culture was emphasized. But the analysis of that culture will have to cor- 
respond to the realities that are present, if the message of the speaker is to 
be judged favorably. Somehow, we just can't comprehend how the doctors 
can bestow Jesus' love on an adulterous woman. Too often we've seen men 
mediate grace, and it seems our speaker didn't know that Mr. Simon is 
attacking the institution of man-made grace, with all its panacean con- 
notations. A.S. 

?&t lu* (Mlwuetttt? 

A Good 


... Is More 
Than A Torch 



Established 1925 

Vol. XLV — No. 4 Thursday, October 31, 1968 

Editor-in-Chief Albert Schmick '71 

Associate Editor Mary Ann Horn '69 

News Editor Peter Lewin '70 

Feature Editor Dave Bartholomew '69 

Sports Editor Jerry Powell '72 

Photography Editor Paul Clawser 71 

Layout Editor Anne Prescott '69 

Exchange Editor Mary Jane Lentz '69 

Business Manager Allen Steffy '69 

Staff: Diane Wilkins, Jane Snyder, Glenn Beidel, Jim Bowman, Marion Mylly, Jim 

Davis, Margaret Heyboer, Phyllis Eberhart, Larry Reidman, Harvey Gregory, 

Joann Sockle. 

Adyispr Mr. Richard V. Showers 

La Vie Collegienne is published every Thursday by the students of Lebanon Valley College 
an;d is printed by Church Center Press, Myerstown, Pa. Offices are located in Carnegie Lounge, 
second floor. Annual subscription rates (non-college personnel): $4.00. 

Faculty Notes 

Dr. C. F. Joseph Tom, professor and 
chairman of the Department of Econom- 
ics and Business Administration at Leba- 
non Valley College, has been invited by 
the Lebanon Chapter of the American 
Institute of Banking to serve as is instruct- 
or in a course in economics during the 
current semester. Serving in a similar 
capacity, Dr. Tom was lecturer in eco- 
nomics, money, and banking for the Har- 
risburg as well as the Lebanon Chapters 
of the American Institute of Banking 
from 1958 to 1961. 

Dr. Tom has announced the selection 
of John Kenneth Galbraith's The Affluent 
Society as the departmental reading pro- 
gram book for the current semester. 

Published ten years ago in 1958, this 
volume continues to be one of the most 
popular and influential books dealing 
with the contemporary economic scene in 
the American society. As the title sug- 
gests, the main thrust of Galbraith's treat- 
ise is that the United States is a very 
affluent society which should and could 
move forward to a new direction for the 
total betterment of the entire human well- 

The reading program, according to Dr. 
Tom, endeavors to provide at least one 

common bit of outside reading on a cur- 
rent vital economic issue for all majors in 
the field as well as all students enrolled 
in economic courses. 

* * * 

Dr. Elizabeth M. Geffen, Associate 
Professor of History, has received a grant 
from the American Philosophical Society 
in support of her research on the Diary 
of Joseph Sill. 

Sill, a Philadelphia merchant, recorded 
in ten manuscript volumes his experi- 
ences covering the years 1831 to 1854. 
The importance of the Diary is that it 
offers a unique view of Philadelphia life 
seen from the middle-class vantage-point 
at a time when the process of one of its 
community was in the process of one of its 
most dynamic upward thrusts. Dr. Geffen 
will edit the Diary for later publication. 
* » ■ * 

Last week women students were given 
the opportunity to bring about a change 
in the standing smoking rules. The rule 
states that women are not allowed to 
smoke on campus grounds, merely in 
buildings where receptacles are provided 
and in their dormitory rooms. 

A petition was circulated, urging that 
women be given the right to smoke on 
campus if they so desire. It was approved 
and signed by two-thirds of the women. 
It is now awaiting action by the Jigger- 
board rules committee. 

Letters To The Editcr 

To the Editor: 

Congratulations are in order for the 
last issue of La Vie. Finally, after 102 
years, LVC may be graduating from high 
school and entering the realms of a gen- 
uine institution for higher learning. 

While the last issue may have caused 
some eyebrows to be raised (which, in- 
cidentally, is a symptom of one who is 
awakening and becoming aware of one's 
surroundings), it should be noted that 
one of the measures of a great institution 
is its ability to laugh at itself. 

Mike Reidy 

Thank you for your comments, but we 
must point out that we hope LVC doesn't 
laugh at its shortcomings too much. We 
feel laughter is rather inappropriate in the 
face of such imbalance of influence as 
we now have at this college. Ed. 

To the Editor: 

The prevailing attitude on the campus 
of LVC is contrary to what is thought to 
be a modern student's concept of indi- 
vidual standards and moral codes. It is 
evident that a student is expected by both 
administration and especially by other 
students, to conform to their version of 
personal conduct and individuality. There 
are certain attitudes to be taken toward 
classes, morality, and all activities on this 
campus. Certain individuals in the ad- 
ministration feel that they must govern 
the conduct, attitude and principles of the 
students on campus; in other words, serve 
in loco parentis or Super Mother. This 
is not the place or purpose for a college. 
Also, some students feel it is their duty to 
let new students know about the "ac- 
cepted" behavior for LVC. If this is not 
fallowed, the student is looked upon as 
wierd, and becomes an outcast -in college 

This repression of individual values in 
part leads to the apathetic feeling on this 
campus. Another reason is the students 
failure to say out in the open what is 
wrong with this school, and what can be 
done to change it. Is nothing done by 
students because of fear of harassment 
from higher officials? If so, the situation 
is worse than can be imagined. If the 
students really want the changes made 
that they say they do in private, they 
should speak out. La Vie has been the 
only vocal protest on the campus. If 
students want the changes, we should 
follow this example. If we don't, we have 
no one to blame but ourselves. 


Debbie Simmons, '72 

To the Editor: 

Must the general apathy on this cam- 
pus extend to the flag? Are the students 
and the staff so hurried that no one has 
time to raise and lower the flag each day? 

Twice this year I have taken the flag 
down late at night ( 1 1 :00 and 8:00 p.m.). 
Other students have said that at times the 
flag flies all night and that it it even left 
up in the rain and (last year) the snow. 

I used to admire the unknown person 
who raised the flag at dawn before I was 
awake. Now I am disgusted with the 
campus population and myself for not 
knowing the truth and doing something 
about it. 

The flag is in need of repair, also. 
There are rips in the white stripes and 
the blue field, the top grommet is pulling 
out, the ends are frayed, and the stars 
are coming off. 

I know that by writing this letter I will 
lose the privilege of raising and lowering 
the flag. However, that is one privilege 
that I will gladly surrender to someone 
else. I can not tolerate the apathetic atti- 
tude that now prevails. Though I am sure 
the flag was not left up unintentionally it 
is disillusioning to think that the person 
responsible for the flag attaches little or 
no meaning to it; but, rather he thinks of 
it as a job that should be done and that 
can be left undone without incurring any 

B. Jane McCann 


Although only a minority of the Valley student body is of voting age, 
this year's election is probably of greater concern to college students than to 
to the country at large. The issues have been dramatized largely by the 
young, and statistics reveal a great increase in both numbers and powers of 
the young. Unfortunately, the selection of candidates may make new 
voters more eager to use their drinking privileges than their suffrage. 

In view of this confusion and frustration, La Vie believes the time has 
come to endorse a man whose clear vision, integrity, and experience mark 
him as distinctly superior to his fellow candidates. 

This man is Bishop Homer A. Tomlinson, a four-time candidate who 
on March 23 at the annual convention of the Theocratic Party announced 
that he would throw his miter into the ring one final time. Planning his 
greatest efforts in the South, the 75-year-old leader of the Church of God 
has launched a "Bible-Belt Bus Station Campaign" consisting of demon- 
strations and speeches at municipal bus terminals throughout Dixie. Ignor- 
ing the Madison Avenue oatchphrases of their rivals, the Theocrats simply 
declare that "A Vote for Tomlinson is a Vote for the Kingdom of God." 
The Bishop further forsakes the carefully-phrased emptyness of his rivals, 
promises, pledging only to make America a Garden of Eden by 1975. In 
the belief that the rends of history and the predictions of the Bible mark 
the present a time fit for reordering America and the world at large, the 
Theocrats have formed a four-section platform. 

The first section contains Laws for Individuals, which are the Ten 
Commandments. Section II, Laws for Nations, calls for union of Church 
and State, unlimited free enterprise, school Bible reading, titheing of citi- 
zens, equality for all races, replacing Roman Law and English Common 
Law with new codes, and the outlawing of divorce, tobacco, alcohol, nar- 
cotics, and gambling. 

Section III calls for the formation of a world government under one 
ruler. Nations would meet annually in Jerusalem, bringing a tithe of their 
national income with them. Men would speak while women would keep 
silence. Nations not joining the world government would suffer droughts 
and plagues. 

Part IV, New Criminal and Civil Codes, are taken from the Bible. 
Godly judges are to replace the jury system, repentant criminals are to be 
forgiven 7x70 times, thieves may demonstrate repentance by restoring goods 
four-fold to their victims, and the covetous will be sentenced to lose all. 

The heart of the Bishop's philosophy is held in his statement that "I 
always look on the good side. Let others frighten people about the bad, 
but I see good ahead." It is this optimism, candor, and faith in man that 
distinguishes Tomlinson from others. Alien to him are the glad-handing, 
please-everyone hypocracy of Humphrey, the equally spineless offend-no- 
one evasiveness of Nixon, and the empty demagoguery of Wallace. Certain- 
ly there are absurdities in the Theocratic platform, but personalities as well 
as issues must be considered in electing a President. Presidential advisers, 
Congress, and the Courts may temper and amend the President's proposals, 
but voters alone determine whether a man with the necessary character will 
be obtained for the office. It is in this respect that the Bishop has acquired 
the support of La Vie. We can't help thinking that what is wrong with 
America now is largely an improper state of mind, the breakdown of faith 
and hope. The time has come to elect a man not on what he will give us 
but on how he will inspire us. This country needs a man whose unques- 
tionable goodness, sincerity, strength of will, and faith in life will inspire 
the country and give us new spirit. That man is Bishop Homer A. Tom- 

Although Bishop Tomlinson is the candidate officially endorsed by 
La Vie, we feel it worth while to make the campus aware of the campaign 
of Jonathan Rich, the Presidental hopeful of the Student Party head- 
quartered at Penn State. Entering the race on the principle "If Wallace 
can run, anyone can," the Party program for a better America consists of 
five points. The students propose (1) the bombing of Tibet to divert at- 
tention from Viet Nam, (2) the cancellation of California grape orders, 
(3) pot in every chicken, (4) treatment of all men as equals, and (5) send- 
ing George Wallace back to school. 

Hopefully, voting students will keep these candidates, or at least the 
ideas they have voiced, in mind when the polls open. L.R. 

Campus Scene 

Lebanon Valley College is becoming a 
great place for careers in ladder holding. 
Last week, for three days, one of the 
maintenance men held the ladder for an- 
other painting the front of Saylor Hall. 
And they painted part of the roof white, 
too ,which just happens to be shingled. 

The chapel speaker of last week might 
be interested in knowing that Simon and 
Garfunkel are Jewish. Here's to you, Mrs. 

What is this about a monkey that was 
on campus last week and was jokingly re- 
ferred to as LVC's latest addition to the 
administration? (This is impossible to 
pass up: If the shoe fits, wear it!) Some 
people seem to have taken this jest too 
seriously, and were in fear that LVC's 
public image would be damaged. Imagine 
that. If this school would worry about 
satisfying its students as much as it does 

about monkey business . . . 

This past weekend there were very few 
people on campus. Is this the fault of 
Annville or the college? Where are the 
innovators around here? Is it impossible 
to invent "something to do?" Ah, 
imagination. Apathy seems to have re- 
placed you. 

Club Chatter 

New members have been inducted into 
the Green Blotter Club. They are Jim 
Bowman, Jim Heath, Michael Reidy> 
and Kathie Lloyd. Our congrats to $ 
of them. The Club is also asking for non- 
member campus-wide contributions of p ' 
etry, etc., for its first semester anthology- 
Any contributions will be accepted by 
Dr. Ford in the English office, or any 
Club officer. 








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by Dave Bartholomew 

"If you lose your money 
Great God, don't lose your mind." 
from "Outside Woman Blues" 


Our federal government, usually acting 
with tongue-in-check, released a postage 
stamp commemorating Leif Erikson on 
October 9. Which happens to be three 
days before Columbus Day. 

* * * 

Doting mothers have always bought 
their children animal crackers, which 
have long been favorites for some prob- 
ably obscene reason. Now animals may 
take their revenge. The French Company, 
w ho have seeded and graveled parakeets 
an d canaries for years, now markets a 
version of the animal cracker. The dis- 
cerning dog may choose from an assort- 
ment of manimal crackers to munch on 
cops and robbers and milkmen and 
plumbers. But no mailmen, yet. 

As election time draws nearer, we 
have been looking particularly at Nixon, 
who must be America's only middle-aged 
adolescent. If Nixon loses again (and 
again and again, etc.) this year, there is 
always '72 which would really be an ab- 
solute test of his suspected masochistic 
nature. On the Rt. 83 expressway near 
Harrisburg, there is a large sign that says 
"It's Time for Nixon" beside which let- 
tering, in a stroke of brilliant originality, 
there is a clock. It may be symbolic but 
upon the last occasion we saw the timely 
billboard, the clock was seven minutes 
slow by our watch. To collect funds for 
Nixon campunning we might suggest a 
white elephant sale. And in Camp Hill, 
the Nixon headquarters, which Nixon 
could easily convert to a used car lot or a 
Bible Peddler shop if he loses, is situated 
beside a wall and floor covering store. 
Which may or may not be significant. 

An AP news story notes that a will, 
written on an area of bedroom wallpaper 
adjacent to a bed by a semi-wealthy man 
before he died, is perfectly legal. Courts 
ruled the entire $12,000 estate to the 
man's fiance. A legal fact that has his 
pasteboard relatives up against the wall, 
so to speak. 

* * * 

To continue what I started two weeks 
ago with an introductory note of sorts. I 
do not claim to deal in absolutes. I write 
what I feel and my opinions are unalter- 
ably based on truth which cannot be de- 
nied, and which should serve, as respon- 
sible opinion, as initiatives to thought 
and soul searching on the part of others. 
My aim is to bring to print issues which 
ar e ordinarily hushed and to jolt yea — 
saying puppetry and nay — saying apathy 
to ultimately better the academic and 
social elements of this college. And to 
Promote an evolution of LVC into the 
Twentieth Century. Those who denounce 
my words as personal slander have no un- 
derstanding of signed-column journalism 
and prescribe the type of stunted ethics 
from which LVC suffers. And those who 
apologize for me on the behalf of others 
^'th whom they have not so much as 
discussed the matter, apologize for the 
reedom of speech which marks not a free 
literate academic community but a 
error-wielding yet frightened police state 
Improvement hopes 
I mentioned two weeks ago a matter 
a °out which I have now arrived at a sort 
mfuriating non-conclusion. When I 
ret urned to campus this fall I became 
aware f a plan which would extend the 
Usefulness of Carnegie Lounge and the 
°ack Bar: 1) hours of both places would 
e liberalized to accommodate more stu- 
en t use 2) the snack bar would be re- 
odeled, particularly the North wing con- 
verted ' 


I spoke with several administrators 
concerning this plan, which I feel is need- 
ed particularly to atone for the fact that 
college center discussions and monies are 
still impossibly mired. 

Three views will suffice: Mr. H. largely 
formulated the proposed changes and felt 
the students would benefit from them. 
The plan had advanced through admin- 
istrative channels and seemed likely to be 
accepted. Hence, ash trays were ordered 
for Carnegie. But then another adminis- 
trator, Miss F., entered the picture and 
thumbed down the entire project which 
was clearly a violation of the extent of 
her powers. 

Selective acceptance 

Miss F., in the first place, demanded 
to know why I was in her office asking 
questions. Perhaps she so seldom sees 
any interested students that she is unaware 
of their existence. She flatly denied any 
knowledge of the above mentioned plan. 
She hastily added she would approve and 
support whole-heartedly aspects of the 

Dr. R. knew of the proposed changes 
and stated that the President's Commit- 
tee had discussed it at length but that it 
was generally decided to wait until the 
students returned to discover their sup- 
port or non-support. As far as he knew, 
both student deans or representatives were 
present at the discussion or knew about 
the issue. 

(Action on the plan has since been un- 
dertaken by FSC. Student opinions should 
be voiced to Gere Reist.) 

Nobody comes out with the scent of a 
rose. I sense an intangible element of 
fear in the entire matter. There is a re- 
luctance to speak the entire truth. The 
ash trays continue to crumble in the book- 
store. Is this any way to run a college??? 

* * * 
Grinnell College, in Iowa, has recently 

elected Richard Mellman, a 6 foot 150 lb. 
male sophomore as Homecoming Queen. 
He was elected by the students from a 
field of himself and 5 girls, apparently 
of dubious beauty. We wonder if Mr. 
Mellman will appear in drag for the coro- 

* * * 

In Hershey a week ago, George Wal- 
lace, Friend of the Negro, and Other- 
wise Divine Righter of Wrongs, told the 
jeering portion of his audience that if 
elected he'd teach them some new four 
letter words like "wash" and "work." We 
suggest two new words for his meager vo- 
cabulary: "Peace" and "Freedom." 

* * * 
BAWD NEWS DEPT. The Internal 

Revenue Service will begin cracking down 
on prostitiutes to pay their income taxes 
"like good citizens do." 

I.R.S. spokesmen comment, "We're not 
out to control vice — that's a police prob- 
lem"; and "There is an old saying that the 
king's purse has no connection with the 
king's conscience," which should make a 
thus glorified LBJ feel happy. 

Most prostitutes know their profession 
is a taxing one, but not that it is taxable. 

It's mainly a problem of finding the 
prostitutes, says the IRS. Hooking them 
when the IRS boys are in disguise is, I 
would imagine, one means of sounding 
the strumpets although eventually I think 
the tax ticks will weary of streetwalking. 


Assignment for the week: Read Shana 
Alexander's article on the Yippies in the 
October 25 issue of Life. 


mto a semi-detached atmospherish 
where couples could assume some 
moments in relative privacy (which 

the Ul<1 CUt d ° Wn the volume of traffic to 
^ A-field and favorite parking places 

fo new equipment such as a pizza oven 

■ n r tr >e snack bar to enlarge food produc- 

8 fac ilities 4) the snack bar would be 
Sm Cl ] 'every night, including weekends 5) 

okl ng would be permitted in Carnegie 


Sunday, November 10, 1968 
3:00 P.M. 

Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue 

J. S. Bach 

Sonata Opus 110 in A Flat 

L. Van Beethoven 
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo 
Allegro molto 
Adagio, ma non troppo 

L'istesse tempo di Arioso 
L'istesse tempo della Fuga 
Prelude and Toccata . . .Robert Starer 

Three Waltzes F. Ch °P in 

Sonata in B Minor, Opus 58 

F. Chopm 

The most persistent complaint of young 
ladies of breeding here at LVC might 
well be that they are provided with no 
reliable guide to conduct with gentlemen 
friends in a small, private, church-related, 
liberal arts college. I shall, therefore, 
endeavor to provide such a guide in the 
form of a collection of aphorisms gleaned 
from my own experience with women 
who have been most successful at project- 
ing the desired image of the whole wom- 
an — the individual, the woman of culture 
as well as of liberated enlightenment. 
There can be no doubt that this image 
is the most conducive to social success 
and to consequent success with the man 
of your choice. 

First of all, in order to be an indi- 
vidual, among individuals, you should 
stop shaving your legs and underarms 
and start reading poetry in the dining 
hall. Suggested poets are D. H. Law- 
rence, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dylan 
Thomas, Lawrence Ferlingghetti, T. S. 
Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, and Sara Teasdale. 
Defy dress rules. 
Defy dress. 

What's fashionable 

Suggested apparel of everyday campus 
life are old army shirts or well used blue 
work shirts and cut off blue jeans. At no 
time should a brassiere be worn. 
Cohabit at least once a semester.. 
Run for Miss LVC emeritus. 
You may drink with Gentlemen, but 
only get smashed in mixed company — 
preferably artistically smashed. 

Write a series of articles for the college 
paper on "Having fun with Matthew Ar- 

It is extremely gauche to sleep with 
any professor of literature, art or music. 
This is absolutely rampant among fresh- 
men and should not be considered by 
anyone of breeding. Any other professor 
will do nicely, however, especially those 
of the religion department. 

Quote extensively from the wisdom of 
Chairman Mao. 

Become a Zen Buddhist. 
Discuss the wall in the Bowman's apart- 

In literature classes, look at all works 
in question from "a sexuel point of view." 

Don't doubt that Whitman was a ho- 

No doubt that Byron was all that good. 
Think Keats was cute. 
Wonder what Huck Finn was like. 
Always carry copies of a) The Com- 
plete Works of Leigh Hunt, b) Hiawatha, 
c) The Sexual Implications, of 1) Paradise 
Lost, 2) Robinson Crusoe, and 3) Beo- 

Be selective 

Only sell pot to friends. 
Only sell LSD to enemies. 
Only sell bio lab liquor if over 21. 
Make friends with Kool-Aid. 
Recite Sappho at bridal showers. It is 
recommended that this be done with tears 
and an organ accompaniment. 
Boycott bridal showers. 
Boycott brides. 

Don't boycott grooms (excepting my- 
self: I'm much too wicked and my wife 
wouldn't like it anyway.) 

Support all radical movements, espe- 
cially Wallace for President. 

Have an affair with your roommate. 
Be vey cerebral about your sex. 
Be very open-minded about your sex. 
Only sleep with virgins. 
Don't take any wooden nickels. 
Don't give in. 


John Pittinger 

Filmic simplicity is, in most instances, 
a self-defeating, pretentious concept. Sim- 
ply-styled films consist of superficially 
presented themes and an easy artistry to 
which the individual may respond basic- 
ally upon one level of emotional cogniz- 
ance. Hence, he is most often thrown into 
the soft world of over-sentimentality as 
the film mushes on, or else the film and 
its makers dissolve into a blunt naivete 
which eradicates any deeper intent of 
meaning to which the film was aimed. 
Ideally uncomplicated films, apart from 
those produced solely for children, strive 
to initiate in the viewer, currents of 
thought and reflection that perhaps would 
be lost if audiences were forced to wade 
through complexities of technique and 
convention. The process is defeated by 
mis-guided films that involve only the 
heart and not the intellect of the film- 
maker. To approach a theme, or even to 
create a vehicle of entertainment, so as to 
equate art with simplicity for more effec- 
tive audience impact is an elusive goal to 
achieve. THE TWO OF US, a refreshing- 
ly delightful French film, neatly and 
economically proves the goal attainable. 

THE TWO OF US concerns a Jewish 
couple in Nazi-torn Paris of World War 
II, who send their devil-in-disguise ten- 
year-old son to safety to the quiet country 
farm of an elderly devoutly Catholic man 
and wife. The lonely, wife-haggard old 
man is violently anti-Semitic. By remem- 
bered command and constant prayer of his 
parents and a child's naturally wary logic, 
the youth successfully hides his Jewish- 
ness, and the film revolves around the 
strangely tender and wonderfully mean- 
ingful relationship between the old man 
and the boy. 

Involvement needed 

Claude Berri wrote and directed THE 
TWO OF US with a magically simple and 
nearly naturalistic style that allows the 
film's characters and atmosphere, cap- 
tured by a poetic camera, to provide a 
profound beauty. The film reveals no in- 
stance of pretentiousness nor does Berri 
allow his richly sentimental film to re- 
cede into overtly melodramatic sentimen- 
tality. One must become caught up with 
the mood of the film to a certain extent to 
enjoy its many delights, yet to remain 
outside of its sphere of emotional involve- 
ment, to see it as film, reveals a more 
profound satisfaction. Berri structures 
coyly idyllic ironies throughout the film. 
The Jewish family in Paris face with nary 
a complaint the bomb raids and constant 
fear of Nazi infiltrators and Big Brother- 
ed informers while Gramp, the old man 
in the country, overflows with abuse 
against the Nazis (reflected in statements 
of bitter anti-Jewish prejudice) although 
his existence and pattern of life are un- 
troubled by the effects of war or by 
threat of Nazi terror. The boy is too 
young to understand his Jewishness and 
why he is different from others and can- 
not even remember the Catholic name his 
parents give him before his departure. 
Yet he is terrorized by Gramp's fantastic 
and tragically comic array of biased 
thoughts concerning Jews. In fearing to 
actually be a Jew, the young boy effects 
a beginning change in the old man's be- 
liefs. The other boys in the country school 
taunt the child not for his Jewishness but 
for his previous life in the city. 

Berri's thoroughly French film displays 
an earthy sense of humor that is seldom 
understood or appreciated by American 
audiences. We are spoon-fed unintelligibly 
strict and hypocritical definitions of ob- 
scenity and good taste enforced by Holly- 
wood and the Church. The fact remains 
there is simply no objectionable speck of 
bad taste in Berri's film. 

Debate over sex 
Veteran actor Michel Simon portrays 
Gramp with a perfect grasp of the dod- 
dering old man's warmth, vitality, fer- 
ocity, and fusty sentiment. The film i 
should be seen twice for Simon is un- 
leashed pure joy to watch (experience 
might be a better word) and the sub- 
titles (although far more genuine and ef- 
fective than the dubbing process which 
would destroy the French language con- 
tribution to the film's atmosphere) dis- 
tract the viewer from watching Simon's 
every gesture and facial twitch. And not 
the least to complement Berri's skill as a 

director, Alain Cohen as the mischievous 
boy is perhaps the first child to sensitively 
act in a film without a revealing self- 
consciousness of the camera. 

Do not be misled by the enticing ad- 
vertising for HELGA. The film is merely 
a commercially doctored up and often 
repetitious German sex education doc- 
umentary. In opening street interview 
sequences, HELGA inconclusively de- 
bates where and when sex education 
should be taught. Perhaps the result is the 
film itself, which in most instances, sen- 
sitively and honestly explores every fact 
of the life process with lecture-like cold- 

But, similar to the advertising, par- 
ticularily the first quarter of the film is 
geared to prurient interests. All of the 
nudity of the film is unexplainably female 
and much of it unnecessary. The film then 
proceeds into the more responsible Ger- 
man footage and the offensiveness dis- 
appears into a valid, amazingly detailed 
and impersonal explanation of the crea- 
tion and development of life. 

HELGA should be shown, but its place 
is not on the commercial movie screen 
bolstered by fool's gold advertising. The 
film can stand in its own right as a sex 
education documentary, and should be 
made available with minor revisions to 
schools and church groups who expound 
more than a token responsibility for the 
teaching of sex in our society. 

RACHEL, RACHEL represents the 
finest performance of Joanne Woodward's 
career and the first directing experience 
for husband Paul Newman. With her 
sparkling performance as the age-crisis-ed 
schoolmarm who has never tasted love nor 
sex and has lived too long under the 
domination of her gossiping, non-under- 
standing mother, Woodward simply over- 
whelms this film fundamentaly levelled, 
like ROSEMARY'S BABY, to emotion- 
ally demolish a female audience. Wood- 
ward's every gesture and movement per- 
fect the finely honed role of an increas- 
ingly desperate woman who has never 
been allowed freedom or femininity and 
now struggles to rise above her trapped, 
ennui-ridden fate. 

Missing style 
In fact, Miss Woodward (or Mrs. New- 
man — the idea that some actresses may 
be known by two names always distresses 
me) has efficently covered up her hus- 
band's lack of experience on the opposite 
end of the camera to which he is ac- 
customed. Like all new directors, I don't 
think Newman has any sense of style. His 
technique is entirely derivitive of other 
directors such as Arthur Penn and Rich- 
ard Lester, .the former for his camera 
angles and injection of hazily photo- 
graphed fantasy sequences and the latter 
director for his flashback style and man- 
nerisms of film editing. One may be in- 
fluenced by other artists but unless their 
techniques are imaginatively utilized or 
improved upon, the fledgling artist mere- 
ly copies an original. 

A film's secondary characters are us- 
ually one of the best means of discovering 
a director's talent. Except for Estelle Par- 
son's absorbing portrayal of the teacher 
who has accepted the life against which 
Woodward rebels, RACHEL'S minor 
characters are unclearly drawn or, as in 
the case of James Olson as the summer 
stock stud who sexually initiates Rachel, 
perfectly illegible. 

Perhaps Paul Newman now realizes 
directing skill is not synonymous with 
acting talent. Still, RACHEL, RACHEL 
is an impressive debut for a virgin direc- 
tor; the film is less marred than others' 
premiere attempts. Newman recently 
stated on the Tonight show, in response 
to Carson asking his reaction to directing 
his wife in a film that has received wide 
critical acclaim: 'There are few mo- 
ments of grace in a man's life. For me, 
this has been one of them." It is a pro- 
found sentiment to express, I think, and 
if the entire film does not merit its pro- 
nouncement, then Joanne Woodward's 
tour-de-force performance must. 

Matter of experience 

The opening scene of BENJAMIN 
features a feather-flutted bed with Cath- 
erine Deneuve calmly listening to the 
arch-innocent hero calmly reading his 
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La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, October 31, 1968 

A Faculty View 


If the recent issues of La Vie are any 
indication, the climate of LVC is under- 
going a change. Out of the griping, the 
cynicism, the stance of studied indiffer- 
ence a tiny belief seems to be growing 
that it just may be possible after all to 
create here the kind of campus atmos- 
phere we idealize as "collegiate." The 
editorial calling for renewal of trust is a 
positive, constructive challenge at a level 
worthy of an academic community. On 
this size campus, in this day of public 
dialogue, we cannot risk being anything 
but scrupulously truthful and open with 
each other. This takes courage and, often, 

Communication requires speaking out. 
The students have two excellent channels 
already in their control: the paper and 
the Senior Forums. Some unpleasant opin- 
ions will be voiced, some unpopular views 
aired. Although they may offend our in- 
dividual sense of propriety or taste, or 
wound our images of ourselves, all of us 
must guard the freedom to speak out and 
take pride in the climate which makes it 
possible to do so. The paper must be the 
completely free voice of the campus, with- 
out censorship, ,fear of reprisal, or those 
behind-the-scenes pressures which can 
subtly inhibit expression. We must not 
evade the issues by decrying the words or 
the "manners" of their statement. Our 
concern must go beyond any "shock 
treatment," that gives vent to frustration 
or rage, to the principles involved. Paul 
Pickard knocked at the gates last year, 
with little real hope for serious change. 
But things seem different now. For years 
there has been an atmosphere of openess 
and trust between large segments of the 
student body and many of the faculty and 
a few of the administration; this must be 
expanded at this crucial hour in our his- 
tory. Complaints about apathy must not 
be drowned out by louder complaints 
whan someone dares to "make waves." 
Life means change. As a college we must 
grow up or go parochial. Either alterna- 
tive will mean changes — some painful for 
those who would rather sit the turbulance 
out or preserve the calm. There cannot be 
involvement or real communication and 
understanding in a placid, docile, always 
polite atmosphere in which "good form" 
supercedes frank confrontation. 

There is no need for us who basically 
like each other as people to resort to the 
bitter demonstrations and violence occur- 
ring at universities where students cannot 
recognize their president or deans on 
sight. We can have the excitement of con- 
frontation and dialogue on campus in 
other ways, ways that really count in the 
construction of a new atmosphere. Dean 
Ehrhiart is in everyday touch with student 
activities; he turns up so frequently at 
meetings and other affairs that students 
seem free to express private opinions in 
his presence. Perhaps, when the President 
is freer, he, too, will be better known. 
But it must be remembered that he is not 
a miracle-worker — just an honest man of 
intelligence and good will in an un- 
believeably demanding job made more 
difficult by what has been too long a 
"tight" atmosphere. 

General observation seems to reveal 
three major divisions in our student body. 
The large middle group are those teetering 
on the brink of involvement or committ- 
ment in campus concerns: the group who 
want to believe, who want to answer the 
call to have faith, but who are still skep- 
tical or suspicious. On one side of this 
majority are those who are already turned 
on: the live, interested, interesting ones 
who look and act as if they know what 
the college experience is all about, and 
who would be at home on any campus. 
For this minority little of the comment 
made here is new. On the other side is 
the alternate minority whose chief re- 
creation is in the bottle or the bed. In 
the Snack Bar they carp in general about 
This Place, This Awful Place, citing the 
bad library hours as a case in point with- 
out realizing that the hours were changed 
a couple of years ago. They jeopardize the 
Thursday night coffee hour by throwing 
pieces of paper cups and plates around in 
good junior-high tradition. It is not anti- 
cipated that these who are so far from 

being "with it" will be easy to reach. Our 
pressing concern at the moment is with 
the large middle group: we cannot afford 
on this size campus to support an uncom- 
mitted majority. 

We must stop acting as if we feel 
apologetic for our connections with LVC. 
Granted, we are not Ivy League, or a 
multi-facility university, or Swarthmore, 
or Oberlin, or Reed. Money is part of the 
difference. But I suspect that one of the 
big differences is that they attract a larger 
percentage of students who are turned on 
before they matriculate than we do. They 
are known to be places of intellectual ex- 
citement, and students go expecting to 
exchange and challenge views and expand 
horizons. We cannot afford here to sit it 
out in resentment for not being some- 
where else. And we can no longer blame 
an insensitive administration. If we still 
have the same old stagnant atmosphere by 
the time our present freshmen graduate, 
one of the truths we will have to face is 
that we really are dealing with second-rate 
people in a college no better than it de- 
serves to be. 

— Agnes M. O'Donnell 

derstand people of various cultural or 
ethnic backgrounds is to communicate 
with them. If one assumes that these 
students who are of varying backgrounds 
have the ability to be accepted at LVC, 
this would be a common background for 
becoming acquainted. 
, '7 1 : There are en- 

(Continued from Page 1) 

might challenge our own, if we have never 
had a chance to get to know them? More 
foreign students and more Negroes would 
both make a wonderful addition to this 
campus to keep us from being stifled in 
conservative ideals and blind to the feel- 
ings and problems of human beings from 
a background different than ours. My job 
this summer was at a camp staffed by 
many Negroes and foreign students and it 
provided me with some of my most worth- 
while experiences in getting to know them. 
I doubt that these people would know 
about LVC or have the money to come 
here, so I think the college should send 
representatives to a much greater number 
of high schools of different types and 
provide as much scholarship aid as pos- 
sible to widen the scope of thinking on 
this campus. 

Ronald Yerger, '69: The college should 
not seek ambitiously for students with 
varied backgrounds solely for the purpose 
of creating a heterogeneous society. How- 
ever, if such students are interested in 
coming to LVC and want to apply for ad- 
mission, then they should be given equal 
consideration. All applicants should be 
treated without regard to race or religion, 
but "helping students of varied social and 
ethnic backgrounds" implies some kind of 
segregaton. Why not help all students? 

■ , '72: I definitely feel 

that LVC should seek out and help stu- 
dents of a more varied social and ethic 
background. It is important to our campus 
as a whole, as well as to the students as 
individuals. We need to meet people of a 
different social status than ourselves, and 
we must learn to understand their prob- 
lems. A program such as this would be 
effective only if it were given a whole- 
hearted approach and a chance to pros- 
per. However, LVC has a decided lack of 
enthusiasm in regards to bettering the 
campus, and a very definite change is 
needed before a successful program of 
this nature can take place. 

Gigi Thompson, '71: I think the effort 
should be made to extend the opportunity 
of studying at LVC for both foreign and 
American students who represent different 
cultural backgrounds, it would benefit the 
students at LVC to be exposed to these 
different ways of life, and hopefully give 
us a broader outlook and increased toler- 
ance in the future toward other people. 

M. S. Cupp, '70: I am in favor of the 
college admitting more students of varied 
social and ethnic backgrounds. However, 
once they do come to Lebanon Valley, I 
doubt if they would become fully ac- 
cepted without proving themselves in some 
way, so that the overall idea could prove 
to be a mistake, both to the college, and 
to the students of varied social back- 

Barbara Andrews, '71:1 think that LVC 
should have more Negro students. Where- 
as exchange students have colleges at 
home to attend, it is the American Negro 
student who needs to be educated and 
often has no place to go. 

Trell Dorr, '70: Varying backgrounds 
often results in varying views or ideas. 
Lebanon Valley College is characterized 
by a student body with the same basic 
views. I believe the only way we can un- 

ough students of varied social and ethnic 
backgrounds at LVC now. If we had 
more, the ratio would be upset, and the 
question would be: would LVC have to 
lower its standards for these people to 
come? We could have more foreign stu- 
dents on campus, especially girls, but 
there are other countries besides Sierra 

Marsha Church, '70: Part of one's total 
college experience should be to meet peo- 
ple of different ethnic and social back- 
grounds. When the students graduate from 
college and are on their own, they will 
meet people of all types, and should be 
prepared to know them and understand 
their ideas. I'm sure there are many stu- 
dents who would like to come here, and 
are qualified to attend, but may not even 
be aware of the existence of LVC. And 
many would not be able to afford this 
college. But I think a valuable part of 
college is this interchanging of ideas with 
students of different backgrounds. And 
while it would be nice to have more stu- 
dents of foreign nations here on campus, 
with so many pressing social problems 
here in the United States, I feel we should 
get to know the people of different ethnic 
and social backgrounds in our own nation 

Ann Bassetr, '70: I feel that an indi- 
vidual is qualified to enter Lebanon Val- 
ley College, he should be welcomed, re- 
gardless of his social or ethnic back- 
ground. In everyday life, we, as adults, 
must learn to deal with iall types and 
colors of people, After graduating from 
college, we may find ourselves facing 
situations involving persons of a different 
race or economic status than we. Reality 
demands that all people live and work to- 
gether peacefully. If a college student 
spends four years in a segregated com- 
munity, how can he learn to make a 
mature adjustment to an integrated soc- 

Bob McQuate, '69: Yes, anything that 
would open the door to more liberal 
thinking on the part of anyone associated 
with LVC should be encouraged. Most 
views are rather conservative, and any 
means of innovation, or of the perpetu- 
ation of new, progressive ideas would do 
nothing but good for the campus; hence 
it should be welcomed. With a greater 
variation in the students themselves, new, 
constructive attitudes may permeate the 
campus. LVC sorely needs this if it is not 
going to be assimilaed by the contempor- 
ary trends with regards to larger schools. 
As it stands now, this conservative stag- 
nation has only minimal means for ad- 
vancement. Help must come from outside 
this system; students at LVC have tried 
to alter he system, but to no avail. LVC 
cannot remain in the shell of 1876 for- 
ever. Working for nothing other than 
maintaining a status quo is allowing for 
deterioration. Possibly by going outside 
the present system, i.e. a greater variation 
in student personnel, LVC can finally be- 
come aware of what exists "out there." 

Frank Rice, '69: Definitely. This area 
is narrow-minded enough, as are some of 
the students who come here. We should 
have more students of varied ethnic and 
social backgrounds to create a healthier 
atmosphere with people on both sides of 
the fence represented. Then maybe stu- 
dents would see issues in a different light. 

Don Engle, '71: Yes, I think students 
of various backgrounds should be en- 
couraged and allowed to attend LVC. 

Our society isn't composed of all white, 
middle-class Christians, so why should 
our student body (and faculty) be? Stu- 
dents don't learn only from professors; 
they learn from other students also. But 
how much can any student learn from 
another student if they are both the same 
social and ethnic background? 

I think that if we are to learn about 
ghettos, religious differences, social values, 
and racial problems, we must have a stu- 
dent body where these differences are rep- 
resented. There is an acute shortage here 
of Negroes, Jews, and lower-class repre- 
sentatives, not to mention the American 
Indian. It seems pretty ironic to me that 
there are more exchange students here 

than American Negroes. 

If an applicant from one of these back- 
grounds can't afford the tuition, then 
there should be a special scholarship pro- 
gram to help him. Money for this must 
be in abundance, since we had enough 
to buy a new chapel organ. 

Preforms For 
Chapel Recital 

Those who attended the dedication re- 
cital by David Craighead for the new 
chapel organ were treated to an excellent 
musical experience. The new organ is a 
delightful instrument to hear, and Dr. 
Craighead played it to perfection. Dr. 
Craighead's recital are always marked by 
excellent variety in prograrnming and a 
very musical delivery that is never 
"hammed." This recital was no exception, 
as Craighead played literature ranging 
from Couperim and Bach to Reger and 
Sowerby with exceptional musical taste. 

Dr. Craighead opened with Bach's 
Chorale Partita "O Gott, fu frommer 
Gott." He then played Couperin's "Eleva- 
tion from Messe pour les Convents" and 
continued almost without break into 
"Dialogue pour Basse et Dessus de 
Trompette." Because of the layout of the 
program, this left many of those un- 
familiar with the music at a loss until the 
beginning of the famous Bach Prelude 
and Fugue in A Minor. 

The style of the program then changed, 
as Craighead played "Air with Variations" 
by Leo Sowerby, an extremely melodic 
piece of music. This he followed with two 
pieces by Louis Viernne, "Scherzetto" 
and "Arabesque," which were also light 
in style. Dr. Craighead concluded the pro- 
gram with a chorale fantasie by the 
German composer Max Reger, "Wie schon 
leuohtet der Morgenstern." As a whole 
the recital was an excellent display of 
musicianship which demonstrated beyond 
a shadow of a doubt that organ music 
can be inspiring of itself without flashy 
overdone showmanship. 

Senior Forum 

Is an out-dated and repressive code 
of morality being dictated to the stu- 
dents at Lebanon Valley? How extensive 
should be the college's responsibility be 
in "protecting" the students? These and 
other provocative questions will be dis- 
cussed during the second meeting of the 
Senior Forum on Wednesday, November 
13, 1968, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel lec- 
ture hall. 

A panel representing both those in fa- 
vor of the present policies and those ad- 
vocating an adjustment in the college's 
role as protector will include Dean Mar- 
quette, Mrs. O'Donnell.Dave Bartholomew 
and Dave Brubaker with Greg Ossmann 
as acting moderator. The floor then will 
be opened for questions during which 
time either panel members or other mem- 
bers of the faculty and administration in 
attendance may be asked to clarify or de- 
fend their positions. 

Those who are interested in change 
will have a true opportunity to voice their 
opinions. If the student body does not re- 
spond in a meaningful manner, one has 
only the recourse to believe that the stu- 
dent is totally content with life at Leba- 
non Valley. 

From FSC: 

The Association and Smokey Robinson 
and the Miracles took first and second 
place in the FSC Student Entertainment 
Poll. Negotiations are currently underway 
to secure one of these groups for a Spring 

The FSC recommendation to relieve 
academic pressures during the Thursday 
and Friday of Homecoming Week failed 
to pass a vote of the faculty. The fact 
that mid-semester grades are due very 
soon was given as the reason for this 

On Monday, November 4, FSC will 
sponsor a lecture by Mr. David Messner, 
a representative of "Students for a Demo- 
cratic Society." 

Soulful presentations 
In an attempt to fill several open dates 
on the calendar, FSC will sponsor two 
Friday evening activities in November. 
On November 8, there will be a dance in 
the gym, featuring the Del Cords. Fol- 
lowing the dance, at about 10:30 p.m., a 
pep rally will be held in the quadrangle 
in support of the Nov. 9 football game 
with Albright. On November 15, FSC 
will sponsor the "LVC Folk Festival". 
This will be a "blanket concert" featuring 
the Sand Hill Singers, Sandy Zerby from 
Millersville, LVC's own Jack and Daria, 
the Summit, and Debbie Neipris. 

On Saturday, November 23, the Junior- 
Senior Class in cooperation with FSC, 
will present a Dance-Concert featuring 
Billy Stewart & Revue, the Soulville All 
Stars, and the Soul Clinic. Be watching 
the La Vie and Bulletin Boards for more 
information about this and other FSC- 
sponsored events. 


Wig and Buckle Society will present 
the Homecoming play, Oh Dad, Poor 
Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet 
and I'm Feelin' So Sad tomorrow and 
Saturday nights at 8:30 p.m. in Engle 
Hall Auditorium. The play, written by 
Arhur Kopit, is a venture into the the- 
ater of the absurd. Under the direction 
of Max Hunsicker and assistant director 
Jim Wilson, Kopit's characters come to 
life in the persons of Cynthia Melman 
as Madame Rosepettle, Bob Frey as Jona- 
than, Dianne Bates as Rosalie, Gere Reist 
as the corpse, Larry Fenner as the Com- 
modore, Jim Johnson as the head bell- 
boy, Bobbi Harro as Rosalinda the Fish, 
Betsy Stachow and Anita Meiser as the 
Venus Flytraps, and Joanne Sockle, Lukie 
Bower, Kevin Garner, Marcia Sink, Don 
Carter, and Linda Holubowitz as the bell- 

Wig and Buckle Rehearses for Homecoming Play 


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SCREW Travels To Hershey To 
Hear Wallace Address Mass Rally 
Of Supporters and Students 

SCREW (Students Coordinating for a 
Rousing Election of Wallace) traveled to 
the Hershey Sports Arena on Friday, 
October 25, to hear their champion give 
his only public campaign speech in this 
area. Mr. Wallace was to address the 
rally in Hershey at 5:00 and then travel 
to Harrisburg to address a $25 a plate 
dinner given in his honor. 

SCREW is an ad hoc organization 
which has more or less dissolved since 
Friday. These students attended the Her- 
shey rally with the express purpose of 
making the candidate "blow his cool". 
When they finally entered the arena, trav- 
eling incognito, i.e. as "hippies", the mem- 
bers of the organization joined forces with 
about 400 other students from Juniata, 
Elizabethtown, and Penn State who had 
similar ideas. This contingent filled al- 
most four sections of the arena in num- 
bers, but were much larger in voice. 

Same old . . . 

After being thoroughly indoctrinated 
in the "finer points" of country music, 
"The Man" himself made his grand en- 
trance. After first mistaking the large 
student turnout as friendly, Mr. Wallace 
soon realized that the students were no 
more for him than Nassar is for Johnnie 
Walker. As the heckling turned louder, 
the candidate and the true Wallace be- 
lievers became more annoyed. Almost 
immediately after the start of the speech, 
the former illustrious governor from the 
great state of Alabama reverted to the 
type of mud-slinging that typifies every 
great American election. This reporter 
had to leave the rally early because of 
health reasons, but I am told that Mr. 
Wallace did not say anything new or im- 
portant, anyway. 

SCREW is planning no more demon- 
strations, but students interested in join- 
ing this organization for furthering cer- 
tain gripes on campus or who have ideas 
they are afraid to bring above ground, 
may see any of the original members. 

E X T R A 1 



WASHINGTON (CPS)— A suburban 
judge here has found two short-haired 
teen-agers guilty of assaulting two lon- 
haired youths. The punishment: The 
convisted pair must spend the weekend 
carrying picket signs saying "I will respect 
the rights of others. Otherwise I will go 
to jail." 

Beautiful Future 

Directions to these schools, further de- 
tails, and car pool information may be 
obtained at the English office. 

Nov. 15 — Chamber Symphony of Phila- 

Nov. 16 — Smokey Robinson & The Mir- 


Oct. 26 - Nov. 24 — Barye Bronzes and 
American Figure Drawings 

Nov. 18 — Dr. George D. Kelsey, Pro- 
fessor of Christian Ethics at Drew 


Nov. 8, 10— "The African Queen" (U.S., 

Nov. 16, 17— "The Horse's Mouth" (Eng- 
land, 1959) 


Nov. 6 — "Student Activists and Faculty 


Nov. 14— "The World of Apu" (India, 


NoNv. 14, 15, 16— "Red Rover, Red 


Nov. 8 — "Othello" Russian version 
Nov. 15 — "Wild Strawberries" 
Nov. 22— "The Golddiggers of 1933" 
"King Kong" 

(2201 Arch St., Phila.) 
Nov. 8, 9 — The Moody Blues 

Pink Floyd 
Nov. 15, 16 — Steppenwolf 
(4445 Main St., Manayunk, Pa.) 
Nov. 9 — Odetta 

Arthur Hall Afro-American 
Nov. 16 — Tim Buckley 
Earth Opera 

Sinfonia to Present 
Progam of Baroque 

Bach lives, or at least will certainly 
be exhumed on Tuesday evening, Novem- 
ber 5, 1968, when Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 
presents the first of their annual chamber 
music concerts. The program will com- 
mence at 8:00 p.m. in Engle Hall Audi- 
torium, Lebanon Valley College's infa- 
mous approximation of a concert hall. 
There will be music for brass by Bach 
(note above), Brade, Bonelli, Penzel, and 
Pachelbel, a trio for woodwinds by Mo- 
zart, vocalizations of some German lie- 
der, and a composition in the contem- 
porary vein. Nor is that all. Bach swings, 
too, as two Swingle Singer arrangements 
are intended to prove. Tickets will be on 
sale for the meagre sum of $1.00. Sup- 
port anti-poverty and a worthy cause. The 
rewards speak for themselves. 

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diary like a slippery steel-nerved Holden 
Caulfield. The film then flashes to how 
he got there and why. Which any male in 
the audience could guess anyway. 

Benjamin's diary, then, becomes the 
core of BENJAMIN, a French film di- 
rected by Michel Deville with Voltaire 
loitering in his mind. Nina Companeez' 
script serializes a conglomeration of not 
quite amorous incidents through which 
the young naive boy is brought to full 
fruition concerning the sexual matters in 

Every woman within miles of the lux- 
urious mansion (which contains an un- 
usually large number of adoring buxom 
servants, itself) where Benjamin resides 
with, his aunt and uncle desire to seduce 
him, male virgins being a considerably 
scarse commodity. But their every attempt, 
alas, fails because of one reason or an- 
other until the final sequence when our 
quite frustrated hero achieves success. 

Deville has directed his players with a 
surprising fluidity and keeps his film, 
ostentatiously a farce in the best tradition 
of the genre, constantly on the move. 
Pierre Clemeni portrays Benjamin with so 
astounding a naivete as to shame Can- 
dide. Michel Piccoli is particularly con- 
vincing as the robustly philandering 
uncle who seeks to help his nephew and 
himself at the same time. 

Careful workmanship 

BENJAMIN is distinctly French and 
distinctly pretty largely due to the quick 
flowering photography of Christian Clo- 
quet. Deville captures the enticing at- 
mosphere of the amorally beguiling 
Eighteenth Century French aristocracy 
and often delicately structures his scenes 
as if to evoke paintings of the period. 
And if his film steps from farce to satire 
once in a while, well, one shouldn't com- 

Directed by Stanley Donen (who bril- 
liantly fashioned CHARADE, ARABES- 
QUE, and others of the witty suspence 
film genre), BEDAZZLED deftly utilizes 
the writing and acting talents of two of 
Britain's Beyond the Fringe lunatics, 
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. 

BEDAZZLED is a Mod-ern unworking 
of the Faust legend. Cook is the Devil 
leading a daily nasty life (he cancels 
time on parking meters, scratches new 
stereo records with a file, and tears the 
last pages from all Agatha Christie 
novels). His headquarters is a psyche- 
delic hotel-bar which employs the Seven 
Deadly Sins (Anger is the bouncer; Sloth 
a continually drunken sot; Covetiousness, 
the "house" detective; Lust, the upstairs 
made, played naturally, quite naturally, 
by Raquel Welch, etc.). Dudley Moore 
portrays the dream-ridden victim, a 
Devil's decipher, who rapturously loves 
Margaret, an uninterested waitress in the 
sleazy greasy restaurant where he is a 
short-order cook. 

Smooth transitions 

Donen and screenwriter Cook master- 
fully employ every inmaginable type of 
comedy from wit to satire to slapstick to 
farce to cartoon. No area of British life 
remains unscathed in this ironic, many- 
barb-hurling film. Done skilfully under- 
plays his actors so as not to mar the 
overall frantic frenetic pace. 

The final scene lashes the screen with 
wild irreverence and is the grandest con- 
clusion a film could ever possess. Cook 
the Devil debates God concerning the 
soul finally outwitting his demoniac con- 
tract. Back on Earth, when the Devil 
fails his last chance to claim the cook 
and sees the latter walking away grate- 
fully free, the screen explodes with God's 
thundering laughter, an institution-shak- 
ing guffaw that continues into the end 
credits and rudely announces, to the 
viewer's dismay, that BEDAZZLED has 
whizzed to a stop. D.B. 

It is requested that students do not 
park motor vehicles in those places 
designated for faculty, staff, and guests. 
These areas include the parking lots to 
the rear of the Adminstration Building, 
the Library, and South and Laughlin 

Beginning on Monday, November 4, 
these lots will be checked for unau- 
thorized parking. 

Decker eludes would-be tackier 

Dutch Flier 

by Jerry Powell 

Last week the Dutchmen suffered their first defeat of the season, 
after winning three games straight, Valley seems to have met with some 
tough competition. Although the Moravian Greyhounds were defeated in 
their first four games, they managed to down LVC 28-7. In the past, the 
Dutchmen have won 21 out of 29 games and tied one. 

During the first half of the game, the Dutchmen kept up with the 
Greyhounds, leaving the half-time score tied at 7-7. The turning point of 
the game came in the second half with the score 14-7. Coach McHenry's 
forces were halted on the 18 yard line when the ball was stolen by the Grey- 
hounds and taken for a score. 

Valley's balanced offense seemed to be a little off key, for the only 
significant gains were made in the air. Bruce Decker completed 1 7 out of 
40 passes for 197 yards and 1 touchdown. Eleven of his 17 passes went 
to Greg Teter for 140 yards. 

The most valuable player of the game came from the Moravian bench. 
Their captain, Greg Seifert, who played both offense and defense, was 
directly responsible for 3 out of 4 Moravian touchdowns. In fifteen 
carries, he ran 128 yards. On defense he stopped the Dutchman drive by 
intercepting a Decker pass in the end zone. 

When the team meets Franklin and Marshall this week they will need 
your support. Their team has a 4 and 1 record, and they have allowed 
only 3 touchdowns in 5 games. F. & M.'s offense is highlighted by their 
quarterback, D. J. Korns, who passes to his outstanding receivers Thompson 
and Ward. 

If Moravian can make a comeback on their homecoming, so can we. 
Let's get out and show the team that we are behind them. 

Famous Politicians 

Bill Mauldin, Pulitzer Prize winning 
political cartoonist, was presented by 
FSC on October 16 in the Lynch Mem- 
orial Gymnasium. His topic was "Poli- 
tical Satire and the Cartoonist." After a 
brief autobiography and a discussion of 
the traditions and backgrounds of car- 
tooning, Mr. Mauldin demonstrated his 
skill by sketching several key political 
figures, such as Johnson, Humphrey, and 

According to Mr. Mauldin, what we 
commonly consider a cartoon is actually 
a working sketch for a more serious work, 
such as a painting or sculpture. Tradi- 
tionally, this sketch is called a characature. 
The greatest political cartoonist, for 
Mauldin, was David Lowe, because he was 
able to capture the whole personality, not 
just the most prominent characteristics, 
of the one he was drawing. 

A good cartoon should have a moral, 
he says, whether it be political, social, or 
religious. Today's cartoons are not as 
crusading as they were in the early part 
of the century because of the advent of 
television. Mr. Mauldin feels that tele- 
vision has actually aided editorial car- 
toons; while the public can be alerted to 
the eixstence of events by television, the 
newscaster cannot editorialize as a news- 
paper can. In this way, the editorial page, 
and especially the editorial cartoon, is 
given new meaning; people are driven 
to it. 

Also, Mr. Mauldin feels today's audi- 
ences are more sophisticated; they ap- 
preciate good drawing in a political car- 
toon over the use of name tags. He says 
the role of the cartoonist should be that 
of a gadfly, not a crusader. He should 
catch and direct the attention of the 
reader, not try to change his opinions. 

Afer has talk, Mr. Mauldin drew char- 
aoatures of the audience's request. 

Mr. Mauldin was born in Mountain 
Park, New Mexico, and studied art 
through a correspondence school. At the 
age of 17, he was able to attend the 
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. During 
World War II, while he was overseas 
with the Army, Mauldin started drawing 
what he is now famous for: his Willie 
and Joe characters, for which he received 
the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. His book, 
Up Front, was a result of his Army ex- 

Mauldin became the editorial cartoon- 
ist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 
1958, and the following year won his 
second Pulitzer Prize for his cartoon on 
the fate of Boris Pasternak. 

In 1962, he joined the Chicago Sun- 
Times, where he has been working ever 
since. The same year, the Natiinal Car- 
toonists Society named him cartoonist of 
•the year. In 1964, his cartoon of a 
grieving Lincoln Memorial after the death 
of President Kennedy won him the Sigma 
Delta Chi Award. Since then, he has gone 
to Vietnam, and published his most re- 
cent book in 1965, "I've Decided I Want 
My Seat Back." 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, October 31, 1968 





Vol. XLV — No. 5 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, November 7, 1968 

Pass-Fail Systems 
of Grading to Begin 

The following recommendations of the 
Committee on Calendar and Curriculum 
Development have been approved by the 
Committee on Academic Affairs at its 
meeting on September 6, 1968: 

1. That grading on a Pass-Fail basis be 
inaugurated, subject to the following 
limitations : 

a. After a student has gained soph- 
omore standing, he may elect to take up 
to two courses per semester and one sem- 
ester course per summer session on a 
p/F basis, but only six of these courses 
can be counted toward graduation re- 

b. Any courses not being counted to- 
ward the fulfillment of the general re- 
quirements or the specified major require- 
ments may be optional on a pass/fail 
basis. Any pre-requisite course taken on a 
P/F basis and successfully completed 
will satisfy the pre-requisite. 

c. Any course taken on a P/F basis 
will be graded P/H (pass with distinc- 
tion), P (pass), or F (fail). P/H is de- 
fined as B + and up, P is defined as D — 
through B; and F is below D — . 

d. Any course completed on a P/F 
basis shall be counted toward graduation 
requirements but only an F grade shall be 
included in computing the grade point 
average. All passing grades shall be treat- 
ed on the record as we presently treat 
transfer credit. 

e. The student will indicate at the time 
of pre-registration or registration the 
courses that he has elected to take on a 
P/F basis. He may change his option for 
P/F grading to the regular grading basis 
or from regular grading to P/F grading 
within two weeks after the beginning of 
the semester. 

f. Instructors will not be informed of 
the grading option selected by the stu- 
dent. Instructors will submit an A through 
F grade for each student and it will fall 
uopn the Registrar to convert the grade 
to P/H, P or F for students selecting this 
grading system. 

2. That a reading period be included in 
the calendar at the close of each semester. 
The reading period shall begin on the 
Friday on which all classes and labora- 
tories end and extend to the following 
Wednesday on which finals begin. The 
individual instructor is encouraged to pre- 
pare a review guide with possible ques- 
tions and/or supplementary references to 
aid the student in his reading and review 

3. It is recommended that the final 
examination period be modified to in- 

a. Ending all classes and laboratories 
on a Friday. All written assignments ex- 
cept the final examination shall be com- 
pleted by that time. 

b. Beginning examinations on the Wed- 
nesday following the Friday on which all 
classes and laboratories end and con- 
tinuing through the next Tuesday, if the 
reading period is adopted. No finals would 
be given on Sunday. If the reading period 
Proposal is rejected, final examinations 
will begin on the Monday following the 
close of classes and conclude on the fol- 
lowing Saturday. 

c Scheduling three final examinations 
daily, each of two hours duration. No 
student will be required to take more 
than two finals on a given day. 

4. That an all-college symposium be in- 
cluded as a regular feature of the college 
calendar, with participation required of 
al l faculty and students. The following 
format is suggested: 

a. Length of symposium : two days. 

b- Scheduling of symposium: On a trial 
basis, at beginning of the second semester; 
^mediately following registration. Mid- 
Dniester may be a favorable option. 

c. Theme: Consult students in choice 
°f theme. 

d- Speakers: Invite only first rate 
speakers of demonstrated ability. Select 


Jan Garber, sponsored by the Men's 
Day Student Congress, became the Leb- 
anon Valley's 1968 Homecoming Queen 
H on Saturday, November 2. 

Majoring in elementary education, 
Miss Garber is a member of SPSEA. In 
high school she belonged to the Future 
Teachers of America, served on the stu- 
dent council and was a member of the 
Homecoming Court. 

Miss Garber enjoys sports and present- 
ly is active as center forward on the 
girls' varsity hockey team. At Elizabeth- 
town high school she played hockey, in- 
tramural volleyball and basketball. Skiing, 
swimming and tennis also appeal to Miss 

When Miss Garber, escorted by Com- 
muter representative Dave Stanila, was 
crowned queen by Jane Snyder she "was 
so overwhelmed that she simply could not 
believe it." 

Jane Snyder crowns Jan Garber 1968 Homecoming Queen 

them from two different disciplines. Have 
them serve as scholars in residence for 
the two days of the symposium. 

e. Implementation: A student-faculty 
symposium committee recommended by 
the Dean and appointed by the President 
would have full responsibility for plan- 
ning, coordinating, evaluating and in- 
itiating changes in the symposium. 

5. That all departments be encouraged 
to initiate independent study programs 
for non-honors students. It also is recom- 
mended that the administration review 
the available instructional staff in all de- 
partments and make the appropriate ad- 
justments necessary for the effective sup- 
ervision of independent study programs 
for non-honors students. 

6. That the initiation of inter-disciplin- 
ary seminars be encouraged with elec- 
tive participation of students and fac- 

Mrs. Deeds Exhibits Her 
Art In Carnegie Lounge 

The November Art Exhibit at Lebanon 
Valley College will feature the work of 
Hedy Steiner Deeds. It will be shown in 
Carnegie Lounge November 1 through 
November 20. 

Mrs. Deeds was born in Austria and 
received her early art training in Vienna 
and in Prague. She continued her studies 
in France and Italy before coming to the 
United States in 1939. Now a resident 
of Lebanon County, she is the wife of 
Alan K. Deeds, of Fredericksburg. 
Internationa] displays 

This versatile artist works with a wide 
range of subjects and media. Her col- 
lection shows great variety, from serene 
landscapes to ultra-modern abstracts done 
in oils, water colors, or the diverse ma- 
terials of the college. 

The paintings of Hedy Steiner Deeds 
have been exhibited on one-woman shows 
in New York and Pennsylvania. Some 
now hang in Haifa, Israel, and in London, 


Miss Grace Dick will be visiting 
Lebanon Valley College on Friday, 
November 8, at 2:00 p.m. for the pur- 
pose of recruitment for the Intern 
Teaching Program for College Gradu- 
ates of Temple University. 

She will talk with liberal arts jun- 
iors and seniors who are interested in 
teaching as a career and earning a 
master's degree at Temple University. 

Contact Dean Ehrhart to set up an 
appointment to see Miss Dick. 

From the Office of the Registrar come 
the following reminders: 

1. Work in courses in which a grade of 
"I" (Incomplete) was received for the 
second semester, 1967-1968, and the 1968 
Summer School must be completed by 
Wednesday, January 22, 1969, 5:00 p.m. 
or the "I" will be converted to an F. 

2. Pre-registration for the second se- 
mester is scheduled for Wednesday, De- 
cember 4, through Wednesday, December 
11, and is conducted in the offices of 
advisers. Pre-registration is not complete 
until the student has submitted materials 
to this office. A fee of $10.00 is charged 
for pre-registration after December 11. 

3. For any semester, an "I" (Incom- 
plete) grade can be received only for suffi- 
cient reason and with the prior consent of 
the instructor. 

4. Announcement: Registration for the 
second semester, scheduled for Monday, 
January 27, 1969, in the Lynch Memor- 
ial Building, will be conducted beginning 
at 8:00 a.m. All students are required 
to report to their advisers in the main 
gymnasium, after reporting to the check-in 
desk in the front corrider and receiving 
materials from the clerks just inside the 
main gymnasium doors, according to the 
alphabetical order of their last names, as 




A - Bo 

8:00 - 

8:20 a.m. 

Br - De 

8:20 - 


Di - F 

8:40 - 


G - Hi 

9:00 - 


Ho - Ko 

9:20 - 


Kr. - Me 

9:40 - 


Mi - Re 


- 10:20 

Rh - Sh 


- 10:40 

Si - To 


- 11:00 

Tr - Z 


- 11:20 a.m. 

A fee of $10.00 is charged to students 
reporting for registration after 11:30 

ATTENTION: Addition to the pro- 
gram of "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . . ": 

The Costume Committee: Joanne 
Sockle. Thanks Joanne for a great 

Dean Ehrhart reminds all students 
nominated to Who's Who Among Stu- 
dents in American Universities and 
Colleges to please fill out and return 
the material sent to them by the na- 
tional office before December 1. 


To further extend La Vie's usefulness 
to the student population, a classified ad 
column will be initiated next issue. Stu- 
dents with items to buy or sell as well as 
those who might wish to send personal 
messages through the pages of La Vie 
should print or typewrite their ad on a 
plain sheet of paper. The ad should not 
exceed twenty words and may be de- 
posited in the La Vie mail slot on second 
floor Carnegie Lounge or given to any 
member of the various newspaper staffs. 
Ads, which will be printed at the dis- 
cretion of the editor, will appear for two 
consecutive issues of La Vie, unless the 
newspaper is notified by the writer. 


The sun shone benignly, the spectators 
smiled placidly, the alumni strolled se- 
dately about the campus as whistles and 
laughter resounded from the Women vs 
Faculty football game. Homecoming 1968 
had begun on the Lebanon Valley campus 
. . . "a very nice day" . . . "such a lovely, 
quiet little campus" . . . Then someone 
noticed a piece which didn't quite fit the 
perfect picture. Six sloppily-dressed, al- 
most ragged girls were circulating among 
the peaceful spectators rattling cups and 
wearing signs reading, "Help make our 
Student Union Building a Reality." Sub- 
versives? Selling pencils for a penny a 
piece, the girls directed all contributors to 
the "Student Union Building" presently 
located at the sundial, explaining the need 
for renovations. The girls were pleased 
with the results of their crusade. Collect- 
ing a total of $47.92, they explained that 
their intention was to draw attention to 
the pressing need for action rather than 
making a large profit. Not all alumni re- 
actions were pleasant, many considered 
the whole affair to be a joke, but others 
expressed interest and concern. Some, we 
hope, will remember . . . and act. 

Faculty Notes 

Dr. Ralph S. Shay, Assistant Dean of 
the College, Chairman of the Department 
of History and Political Science, and Pro- 
fessor of History, has been elected to a 
third two-year term on the Executive 
Committee of the American Association 
of Teachers of Chinese Language and 

Professor Shay is currently Recording 
Secretary of the Association and in recent 
years has served on a number of commit- 
tees of the association, inculding the pro- 
gram committee, the nominating commit- 
tee, and the finance committee. He was 
chairman of the program committee for 
the 1967 annual meeting. 

FSC Presents First 
Valley Folk-Fest 

FSC is sponsoring the Lebanon Valley 
Folk Festival on Friday, November 15 at 
8:00 in the Gym. This is the first concert 
of this type to be presented in recent 
years and the hopes are that this will be 
an annual event in the future. This being 
the first festival, FSC has attempted to 
book some good groups and singers from 
the immediate area. The attendance of this 
concert will determine whether the fes- 
tival will be continued next year. 

The first group to perform will be the 
Sandhill Singers from Hummelstown. 
These six people have been singing to- 
gether for over a year and blend in- 
strumental excellency with close har- 
mony to obtain a unique sound and some 
unique humor. They have sung at the 
Pizza Lodge in Lebanon and also many 
other coffee houses and campuses in the 

Went solo 

Pete Lewin, a student at Lebanon Val- 
ley, will perform next. He has been sing- 
ing and playing guitar for about two and 
a half years and has sung in numerous 
folk groups in the Harrisburg area. Pete 
has just started singing by himself this 
year and has already sung at the 
"Rafters" coffee house at Millersville 
State College. 

The Summit Singers from the Central 
Pennsylvania area will also appear. This 
group, having been together for 4 years, 
sang at the Lancaster Folk Festival and 
also numerous coffeehouses and festivals 
in the Philadelphia area. 

The final performer, Sandy Zerby, has 
a long background in folk music. A stu- 
dent at Millersville State College, Sandy 
has sung in numerous coffeehouses, 
some as far away as Virginia, has done 
television shows for WGAL-TV in Lan- 
caster. She also sang at the Lancaster Folk 
Festival and is the winner of The South- 
eastern Pennsylvania Folk Festival last 
spring. Sandy is a great performer and 
will highlight this year's festival. 

Robert Walsh, remembered for em- 
ceeing last year's ICCP Contest, will em- 
cee the festival. Admission is 50c and it 
will be a "blanket concert." For further 
information see Sam Kline. 

Exchange News 

Julian Bond, the only Negro member 
of the Georgia legislature, who became 
more widely known when his name 
was placed in nomination for the Vice- 
Presidential spot at the Democratic Na- 
tional Convention will speak at Millers- 
ville State College on November 18. He 
is sponsored by the Student Senate. 

A "student activism" poll taken last 
spring on the Muhlenburg campus shows 
about 50% of those responding are in 
favor of abolishing chapel attendance 

* * * 
Muhlenburg College students have 

called for more say in running their 
school. They wish to "combat the stilted 
attitude of the administration." The Stu- 
dents Concerned with Rectifying Ac- 
ademic Wrongs go by the call name 

* * * 

Franklin and Marshall College is con- 
sidering changing into a coed institution. 
A merger with Wilson College is forsee- 

* * * 
Millersville State College's new radio 

station, WMSR, was aired several weeks 
ago. The station is basically run by a stu- 
dent staff getting its start from a club 
formed only last year. 

American International College, Mass., 
announced that plans for a coed dorm are 
near completion. It will house 129 male 
students and 93 female students. The 
dean of the college remarked, "Since we 
needed facilities for both male and female 
students, it seemed more efficient to build 
one rather than two structures." 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, November 7, 1968 


It seems to us that the Student Center, though a worthwhile project, 
is too much in the minds of the citizenry of LVC. Although the Adminis- 
tration has finally revealed a positive attitude toward the enterprise, the 
fact remains that this year's juniors and seniors will probably never use 
the building. Freshmen and sophomores would also be wise not to trust in 
the imminent construction of the Center. 

This questionable future suggests that the time, talk, thought, and ex- 
ertion now directed toward the Center may be misplaced. Certainly there 
is a need for the facility, but nothing we can do will build it more quickly. 
Why then so much noise about something so distant? What about the stu- 
dents who are here now, bored and waiting? Projects that can quickly bring 
tangible results are being overlooked in the over-riding concern about the 
Center. The Valley, having traditionally looked to the past, has turned 
so completely forward on this single issue that the present is being for- 
gotten. Yet we at the Valley now have a right to at least marginal partici- 
pation in the benefit future classes will derive from the College Center. 

Toward this end, La Vie suggests the transformation of Carnegie 
Lounge and the Snack Bar into an interim student center. This proposal, 
following the outline in the "Potpourri" column of the October 3 1 La Vie, 
would require considerably less time and money than the planned Student 
Center. No large Federal loan would be involved, nor any lengthy period 
of construction. 

The Snack Bar is little-known and little-used by resident students, but 
we feel that this would quickly change if the facilities and hours were 
broadened. Carnegie Lounge is generally thought of as the "living room of 
the campus." Unfortunately, the lounge rules and hours are geared to day- 
visiting alumnae and guests rather than to students. We suggest that lounge 
rules be relaxed to provide the informal gathering-place that is simply not 
available elsewhere or campus. That the lounge is maintained as a show- 
place for outsiders is only superficially good public relations; satisfied 
students create the best image. We believe the lounge and Snack Bar 
would be better employed in the latter direction. 

Students sharing this opinion should make their views known to the 
Faculty-Student Council and the College administration. La Vie also 
welcomes observations and opinions. L. R. 


Glance if you will at the masthead on this page. Within it you will 
see a picture of a burning copy of La Vie and an inscription which says, 
"A good newspaper is more than a torch". 

This idea for the masthead came about last year as a result of White 
Hat reaction to a certain editorial opinion in the paper. We feel that the 
whole incident of the burning of the newspaper on the steps in front of 
Kreider Hall dramatized very effectively the ferment which has been slowly 
breeding on this quiet little campus. 

Paul Pickard welcomed this "confrontation". An angry bunch of 
White Hats showed him, much to his satisfaction, that the pen could excite 
people at this college. 

Not only excite, but educate too. For we may reasonably conclude 
that this very act of rather crude confrontation led, through various stages 
of development, to the Senior Forum Series, which, on the whole, shed 
some light on issues that concern everyone at this school. 

It is in the interest of the college as a whole that La Vie maintains 
certain points of view toward college policy. La Vie wishes to enlarge 
upon the precedent set by Mr. Pickard which declares that the paper will 
speak out against abuses of power from all centers of influence, and will 
advocate constructive exchange of ideas between faculty, administration, 
and students. 

The fact that La Vie is a newspaper means that the coverage and 
reporting of news will be of primary importance. But the printing of 
opinion will be stressed more; as staff members, but also the work as staff 
members, but also the opinions of interested contributors — people who 
correctly see La Vie not only as something to read, but also as something 
to make readable, and responsive to their wishes. 

This last point cannot be stressed too highly. La Vie does not exist as 
a mouthpiece for those who happen to work on it; it exists for students, for 
administration, for faculty. It is their forum — but only if they wish to 
make their thoughts known. 

Communication is the only thing that will redeem this college. If there 
will be a stifling of dialogue between all the various constituencies, then 
we will have to look to other institutions for our real education. When 
people are afraid to speak in the presence of authority for fear of reprisal 
or haughty disapproval, then the more subtle aspects of the educational 
processes are stopped cold. We would hope that this college will make 
good use o fone of its voices — La Vie Collegienne. A. S. 

Apologies are in order for the limited sports cover- 
age this week. It seems the sports staff has gone into 


Linda Rothermel, Cellist 
Marilyn Whitmire, Accompanist 


Lars Lovegren, Baritone 
Louise Waring, Accompanist 
Tuesday, November 12, 1968 
8:00 P.M. 

Linda Rothermel 
"Avant de quitter ces Lieux" 


from Faust 
"O du mein holder Abendstern" 


from Tannhauser 
Chanson du Toreador BIZET 
from Carmen 

Lars Lovegren 
Elegy FAURE 
Bourree W. H. SQUIRE 

Linda Rothermel 
"Honor and Arms" HANDEL 

from Samson 
Bright is the Ring of Words 

The Water Mill 

The New Ghost 

Lars Lovegren 

Field Hockey Team 
Sees Season's End 

On Wednesday, November 6, the 
Women's Field Hockey Team will close 
its season in a home bout with Susque- 
hanna. The girls hope to add another win 
to their 5-3 record before traveling to 
Dickinson for the Penn Central Field 
Hockey Tournament on Saturday, Novem- 
ber 9. 

The girls' second loss of the season oc- 
curred on October 15 when they lost to 
Elizabethtown by a score of 4-0. The 
Junior Varsity team ended their game 
with a 1-1 draw. Peggy Umberger scored 
the Valley goal. 

The team rallied for their next game, 
shutting out Messiah with a score of 3-0. 
The three goals were scored by Barbara 
Hall, Jan Garber, and Susie Stark re- 
spectively. The Junior Varsity team also 
won by a score of 1-0. Anita Meiser 
scored for the Valley team. 

Outstanding performance 

On October 23 the Valley girls won 
again, outscoring Albright 4-2. Barb Hall, 
the team's leading scorer, drove in all four 

This victory was followed by an un- 
expected defeat at the hands of Dickin- 
son on October 26. Barbara Hall drove in 
the first goal of the game, but Dickinson 
emerged victorious by a 3-1 score. The 
Junior Varsity team also lost 2-1. Barbara 
Maxwell was the lone Valley scorer. 

The team pulled itself together on 
Monday, October 28, to hand Moravian a 
shattering 5-0 loss. Barb Hall scored four 
of the five goals; Jan Garber drove in 
the remaining goal. 

Dutchmen Defense displays overpowering diplomacy 

Ha Ufe (Hdk gte rate 

A Good 


... Is More 
Than A Torch 


Established 1925 

Vol. XLV — No. 5 Thursday, November 7, 1968 

Editor-in-Chief Albert Schmick 71 

Associate Editor Mary Ann Horn '69 

News Editor Peter Lewin 70 

Feature Editor Dave Bartholomew '69 

Sports Editor Jerry Powell 72 

Photography Editor Paul Clawser 71 

Layout Editor Anne Prescott '69 

Exchange Editor Mary Jane Lentz '69 

Business Manager Allen Steffy '69 

Staff: Diane Wilkins, Jane Snyder, Glenn Beidel, Jim Bowman, Marion Mylly, Jim 

Davis, Margaret Heyboer, Phyllis Eberhart, Larry Reidman, Harvey Gregory, 

Joanne Sockle, Barb Andrews, Dennis Nagy. 
Advisor Mr. Richard V. Showers 

La Vie Collegienne is published every Thursday by th° students of Lebanon Valley College 
and is printed by Church Center Press, Myerstown, Pa. Offices are located in Carnegie Lounge, 
second floor. Annual subscription rates (non-college personnel): $4.00. 


Faculty-Student Council will 
present the Soulville All-Stars 
November 8, at 8:00 p.m. in 
Lynch Memorial Gym. Don't 
miss it!! 

Admission - $.50 per person — 
Free refreshments. 

there's ho sense M 
DoiKe a Lot of Bfctfktws 

Ak/VTHinG to .SAY. 



Tuesday, November 19, 1968 
8:00 P.M. 

Sonatas in F and E SCARLATTI 

Kenneth Sterner, Pianist 
Voi Che Sapete MOZART 

from Le Nozze di Figaro 
O Mio Babbino Care PUCCINI 

from Gianni Schicchi 

Jean McClelland, Soprano 

Nancy Kauffelt, Accompanist 
We All Believe in One God BACH 
Bassus et Dessus de Trompette 


David Myers, Organist 
Sonata in Eb HAYDN 

Allegro Moderato 

Nancy Kauffelt, Pianist 
Sonata in A, Op. 26 SCHUBERT 


Carol Brienzo, Pianist 
Concertino, Op. 26 VON WEBER 

Joanne Cestone, Clarinetist 

Eileen Koch, Accompanist 
Sonata in E flat HAYDN 


Gloria Roush, Pianist 
Solo de Concours MESSAGER 

Nancy Hollinger, Clarinetist 

Linda Rhen, Accompanist 
Pastourelle POULENC 


Eileen Koch, Pianist 


Vol XLV — No. 6 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, November 14, 1968 

LV Receives Grant 
In Sears Program 

Lebanon Valley is one of the 58 col- 
leges and universities in Pennsylvania 
which have received 1968 grants from 
the Sears-Roebuck Foundation, according 
to J. W. Lamoreux, local representative 
of the Foundation. 

In making the announcement, Lamor- 
eaux said the Pennslyvania institutions 
share in grants totaling $88,700. Leba- 
non Valley will receive $1,500. 

Nationwide, the Foundation will dis- 
tribute $1 million under a continuing 
program of aid to privately supported 
colleges and universities. The purpose of 
the program is to provide systematic help 
to the private institutions in meeting their 
financial needs. 

Support welcomed 

More than 700 grants will be made 
coast to coast. They are unrestricted, al- 
lowing the schools to allocate their 
funds according to their greatest need. 

In accepting the grant Monday from 
Mr. Lamoreaux, Lebanon Valley presi- 
dent, Dr. Frederick P. Sample, acknowl- 
edged the "great and urgent need for 
such continued support from our busi- 
nesses and industries." 

"We are, of course, delighted to be 
among the institutions in the Sears-Roe- 
buck Foundation grant program. We in 
higher education must continue to do the 
kind of a job which justifies such support. 
Only by the philanthropy of such foun- 
dations will we be able to enhance our 
offerings to the youth of America," add- 
ed Dr. Sample. 

Computer System Aids 
Those Desiring Transfer 

Froiii The Daily Cardinal, University 
of Wisconsin 

University students wishing to transfer 
next fall will find their task easier this 
time than when they were high school 
seniors attempting to choose four or five 
prospective colleges. 

Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., has 
introduced a computer system to aid 
students in the selection of colleges and 
universities. The program, SELECT, was 
created by two seniors at the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology. 

The program, which is aimed at high 
school seniors and college students wish- 
ing to transfer, determines the 10 to 15 
schools in the country which best match a 
student's interests, aptitudes, and finan- 
cial requirements. The student's specifi- 
cations are compared with over two mil- 
lion data entries on approximately 3,000 
colleges and universities in the United 

AH possibilities explored 

William Jovanovich, president of Har- 
court, Brace and World, noted that stu- 
dents will generally consider only a few 
colleges when contemplating matricula- 
tion or transfer, usually those familiar 
to him through family and friends. The 
Purpose of SELECT is to aid guidance 
counselors and the student himself in de- 
termining all possibilities compatible with 
the student's needs and potential. 

The SELECT questionnaire seeks such 
ac ademic information as college entrance 
test scores, school rank, and course inter- 
ests. Such areas as soicial activity, sports, 
reasons for attending college, and career 
intention are also considered in selecting 
the best possibilities for the student. 

SELECT questionnaires are available 
to university students from guidance coun- 
selors at all Madison high schools, and 
c an be obtained by writing to SELECT, 
JJarcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 757 
Third Avenue, New York, New York 
toon. The cost to applicants is $15. The 
^arnes of the 10 to 15 institutions which 
be st suit his individual needs are sent in a 
Personalized computer letter within two 
w eeks after filing the questionnaire. 

Dr. Gideonse emphasizes a point at recent FSC lecture program 

Gideonse Lectures 
On Student Affairs 

The second FSC speaker, Dr. Harry 
Gideonse, spoke in the Chapel Lecture 
Hall on November 7. Dr. Gideonse has a 
wide background in education, and much 
experience in student affairs. His topic 
was "Student Activism and Faculty Ir- 

Dr. Gideonse's lecture was broad, 
ranging in scope from value judgments 
to faculty irrelevance to vegetative re- 
production to student activism. The lec- 
ure and question and answer period 
raised a number of interesting points. 

Identification factor 

Dr. Gideonse finds the preoccupation 
of today's youth with security pathetic, 
which can be partially blamed on political 
quackery. The urbanized society we are 
living in provides an atmosphere where 
change is the only constant. He feels that 
today's youth is too involved with material 
concerns. Dr. Gideonse believes that the 
biggest problems facing youth today are 
commitment and apathy. This is due to an 
irrelevance in curriculum, which should 
be reoriented to extreme relevance. This 
should be done by bom faculty and stu- 

During the question and answer period 
Dr. Gideonse stated that he believed that 
less than 3% of all students are involved 
in any type of student activism and that 
although they are a very vocal group, 
they are inconsequential. The majority of 
students today are apathetic. Throughout 
his lecture, he tried to impress the students 
with the facts which are needed for 
change. Alhough he feels that time is 
running out for the student, there is still 
time to attempt the changes needed. 

Beautiful Future 

Directions to these places, further de- 
tails, and car pool information may be 
obtained at the English office. Also, any- 
one with additional information about 
coming events is requested to bring it to 
the English office. 


Dec. 6— The First F&M Soul Review 

Nov. 18 — Dr. George D. Kelsey, Pro- 
fessor of Christian Ethics at Drew 


Nov. 16, 17— "The Horse's Mouth" 

(England, 1959) 
Nov. 22, 24— Fellini's "8V2" (Italy, 1963) 


Nov. 19— "War of the Buttons" 


Nov. 20, 23 — "Biedermann and the Fire- 

(21 S. Belmont St.) 
Nov. 22, 23, 26-30, Dec. 2, 3— 'The 
Lion in Winter" 


Nov. 22— "The Golddiggers of 1933" 
"King Kong" 

(4445 Main St., Manayunk, Pa.) 

Nov. 23 — Blood, Sweat, and Tears 

Nov. 29— Charles Lloyd 
Mandrake Memorial 


Graduate And Postdoctoral Aid Is 
Available to Applicants Who 
Pass Examinations 

The National Research Council has 
been called upon again to advise the 
National Science Foundation in the selec- 
tion of candidates for the Foundation's 
program of graduate and regular postdoc- 
toral fellowships. Panels of outstanding 
scientists appointed by the Research 
Council will evaluate applications of all 
candidates. Final selection will be made 
by the Foundation, with awards to be 
announced on March 15, 1969. 

Graduate fellowships will be awarded 
for study in the mathematical, physical, 
medical, biological, engineering, and so- 
cial sciences, and in the history and phil- 
osophy of science. Awards will not be 
made in clinical, education, or business 
fields, nor for work toward medical or 
law degrees. Applications may be made 
by college seniors and graduate students 
working toward a degree. 

Ability counts 

Postdoctoral awards are open to indi- 
viduals for study or work in the mathe- 
matical, physical, medical, biological, en- 
gineering, and social sciences, and in the 
history and philosophy of science. Ap- 
plied and empirical studies in the field of 
law which employ the methodology of 
the social sciences may be proposed. 
Awards will not be made in clinical, edu- 
cation, or business fields. Applicants must 
have earned, by the beginning of their 
fellowship tenure, a doctoral degree in 
one of the fields of science listed above 
or have had research training and experi- 
ence equivalent to that represented by 
such a degree. In both programs, all ap- 
plicants must be citizens of the United 
States and will be judged solely on the 
basis of ability. 

Applicants for the graduate awards will 
be required to take the Graduate Record 
Examinations designed to test scientific 
aptitude and achievement. The examina- 
tions, administered by the Educational 
Testing Service, will be given on January 
18, 1969, at designated centers through- 
out the United States and in certain for- 
eign countries. 

Allowances given 

The annual stipends for Graduate Fel- 
lows are as follows: $2,400 for the first 
year level; $2,600 for the intermediate 
level; and $2,800 for the terminal year 
level. The basic annual stipend for Post- 
doctoral Fellows is $6,500. Dependency 
allowances and allowances for tuition, 
fees, and limited travel will also be pro- 

Hugh Flaherty To Speak 
In APO Lecture Series 

Mr. Hugh E. Flaherty, Secretary for 
Legislation and Public Affairs for Gover- 
nor Rayomnd P. Shaffer, will be the third 
speaker in the series, "The Shades of Poli- 
tics," sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega. 

A graduate of Villanova University 
and a former news correspondent for the 
Baltimore Sun and the Philadelphia Bul- 
letin, Mr. Flaherty has also been a re- 
search assistant and speech writer for the 
Governor. Presenting the Republican 
viewpoint in the series, he will speak 
Monday night, November 18, at 7:30 
p.m., in the chapel lecture hall. Everyone 
is invited to attend. 

Mr. Warren Thompson, instructor in 
philosophy, will moderate the program. 



Several Colleges Initiate Plan For 
Replacing House Mothers With 
Senior Residents 

Interested students keep abreast of election returns in Carnegie 

From the Wilson College Billboard: 

The responsibilities assigned to the 
House Mothers at Wilson are carried by 
qualified seniors and graduate students at 
many schools, including Wesleyam Uni- 
versity, Lafayette College, and Connecti- 
cut College. In return the colleges pro- 
vide these students with room and board 
or a similar recompense. Because there is 
a serious lack of work available to 
scholarship and other students on the 
Wilson College campus, the Editorial 
Board proposes that a similar program of 
Senior Residence Counsellors be establish- 
ed at Wilson. 

The student who is chosen for such a 
job must be well-screened for reliability, 
availability and need, but above all she 
must be able to assume the duties of a 
House Mother. The House Mother's main 
responsibility is availability to the stu- 
dents of the dormitory in case they should 
have problems and require counselling. 
Beneficial financially 

A senior will be able to do an even 
more effective job of counselling because 
she has so recently experienced the same 
problems and can presumably identify. 
She will be able to easily assume the other 
duties of a House Mother which are pure- 
ly mechanical in nature — filing DRs, act- 
ing as Warden on Duty, making sure that 
the dorm is closed, reporting girls that 
have not returned by closing hours, etc. 

Occasionally a Residence Counsellor 
will have to leave campus for a weekend 
or more. In these cases, her absence will 
be covered by a substitute Counsellor 
whom she will pay according to a pre- 
determined wage rate. 

The nature of this work which makes 
such large demands on a student's time 
might tend to preclude a large number of 
applicants, and it is conceivable that in a 
given year there might not be enough ap- 
plicants to fill all the positions. The 
Admmistration will be able to estimate 
how many House Mothers must be re- 
tained by requiring interested students 
to apply early in the second semester of 
the preceding year. 

Reorientation needed 

The program would create at least ten 
valuable jobs, possibly more if Assistant 
Counsellors are established in the larger 
dorms and if substitute Counsellors are 
added to cover occasional weekends. Pre- 
sumably the College would deduct about 
nine hundred dollars — the equivalent of 
room and board — from each Counsellor's 
comprehensive fee. Besides benefiting the 
student, this would save the college most 
of the salary of the former House Mother. 

This program is built on three princi- 
ples: (1) the College should provide jobs 
for its students; (2) the College should 
operate as cheaply as possible; (3) the 
College's function of in loco parentis is 
over. If these obvious truths are accepted, 
there can be no legitimate objection to the 
replacement of House Mothers by Resi- 
dence Counsellors. The Editorial Board 
urges that the installment of Residence 
Counsellors be strongly considered as a 
possibility for the future. 

Reminder: Work in courses in which 
a grade of "I" (Incomplete) was received 
for the second semester, 1967-1968, and 
the 1968 Summer School must be com- 
pleted by Wednesday, January 22, 1969, 
5:00 p.m. or the "I" will be converted to 
an F. 

Reminder: Pre-registration for the sec- 
ond semester is scheduled for Wednesday, 
December 4, through Wednesday, Decem- 
ber 11, and is conducted in the offices of 
advisers. Pre-registration is not complete 
until the student has submitted materials 
to this office. A fee of $10.00 is charged. 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, November 14, 1968 

Student Government 

A petition was submitted today to the President of the College re- 
questing that he meet with the students concerning the situation of student 
government. At the time of this writing the petition had been circulating 
for only one week and over 50% of the student body had signed it. 
During the interval between this writing and publication the circulation of 
the petition was continuing. What percentage of support the petition had 
at the time it was presented we do not know. Reports from those circulat- 
ing the petition were that the only problem in getting signatures was getting 
to all the sudents. The petition was, with few exceptions, readily endorsed. 

The petition seeks recognition of the basic principle that students 
should govern the area of their personal and social lives through a demo- 
cratic government. Men, somewhat less eager to sign than women, raised 
the obvious point that things weren't so bad as far as they were concerned. 
This is due to the admirable restraint of the Dean of Men in administering 
the powers available to him. But the fact remains the power is there for 
him to approve or disapprove any rule changes in Senate. The case for the 
women on this campus is, unfortunately, considerably worse. The Dean of 
Women has clearly, and repeatedly, abused the powers of her office. The 
particular instances need not be raised here. What does need to be raised 
here is the principle of democratic self-government and the way student 
government is currently structured to prevent any such thing from being a 
part of LVC campus life. 

The petition was aimed at bringing the amount of student support to 
the attention of the President. It presented no plan to replace the present 
situation, other than some kind of government which would allow students 
to learn about democracy not simply by enrolling in Pol Sci 10, but by liv- 
ing it. What kind of plan should replace the current systems? According to 
petitioners the suggestion of a joint student government comprised of both 
men and women with one set of rules to equally regulate both was often 
raised. As a first step a general election of a temporary committee to draft 
a constitution and by-laws would be held. Laws to be adopted or rejected 
would be voted upon by the student body, with each having one vote. A 
second election for a permanent representative body to administer the laws 
would then be held, subject to election each year, with a two year maxi- 
mum service on the government. Any laws to be added or changed would 
require 2/3 majority vote in an election open to all members of the stu- 
dent body. 

The objection to student freedom was occasionally raised on the 
grounds of everyone doing what he pleased, without regard to rules and 
regulations. The editors feel this would not be the case. A democratic 
government in which all members have a vote would be a government in 
which all members would have a stake. It would mean, in essence, added 
responsibility, not less. To those who voice the opinion that college stu- 
dents are not capable of governing their own lives we can only ask, at what 
point do we become capable? If the campus is not the place to learn how 
to live a democracy, by what magic is this leaned upon graduation? J.H. 

Letters To The Editor 

To the Editor: 

I read with keen interest the responses 
to the poll taken on the question of more 
ethnic and racial representation of the 
student body at L.V.C. Naturally, I should 
be interested as I'm not only a foreign 
student but also of a different racial back- 
ground. It will not be far from the truth 
when I say that as far as the "Foreign" 
students were concerned, this was a test 
question on which L.V.C. students would 
either "stumble or else o'er leap." But 
that is another matter which I will not go 
into here. 

At the moment, I am concerned with 
the anonymous contribution by a member 
of the class of '71. Apparently, the con- 
tributor has an axe to grind with the 
Sierra Leone students. 

May I say that whenever we become 
personal in a newspaper, we must not 
hide ourselves behind ink and paper. 
Whenever we dare to be personal, we 
should also dare to append our names to 
what we write, whatever the consequences 
that may follow. As free men let us speak; 
but as free men let us own up to our 

Lowering of standards? 

It seems our friend thinks that for for- 
eign students to come to L.V.C, the stan- 
dard has to be lowered; and that Sierra 
Leone students come to L.V.C. through 
the back door — hence their numbers. 
Granting that the above were true, need 
I remind the contributor that foreign 
students at L.V.C. sit to the same exams 
as American students and that the pro- 
fessors at this college don't use two stan- 
dards of marking questions — one for for- 
eign students and another for American 

Of course our friend is just one step 
removed from high school and as such he 
is not responsible for what he writes. He 

will learn as time goes by. But since our 
friend is so very much interested in the 
multitude of Sierra Leone students at 
L.V.C; and since he appears to be in- 
terested in the bases on which they are 
accepted, all he has to do is to check with 
the Admissions Office. That will save 
him a lot of pain. 

Many a time, it is better to keep quiet 
and be thought a fool than to speak and 
clear all doubts. Our friend has started 
clearing our doubts. 

— Symechay Caulker 

To The Editor: 

It is encouraging to see the recent rise 
of student interest and hopefully dedicated 
concern about the existing conditions at 
LVC. The idea of change for the college 
has been the vital source of interest of 
several LVC students, as indicated by the 
La Vie Collegienne in its editorials, letters 
to the editor, faculty view and potpourri 
columns. Responsible concern from the 
student body is a paramount need of a 
growing and healthy liberal arts college 
such as LVC. 

How then does a student who is sin- 
cerely concerned about any campus sit- 
uation express his opinions with the hope 
that action will be taken in response to 
his concern? Thus far the majority of 
student expression has been vocalized 
through the La Vie Collegienne. In the 
past, much discussion by students was 
confined to the limited area of the dorm- 
itory room or lounge; from this setting 
little or no response was likely to result 
from the discussion. It would appear then 
that we have taken one step forward; we 
are now willing to air our views to all 
who read the college newspaper. But 
should that be the end? Obviously, the 
answer is no, because the La Vie has no 
powers to initiate any organized action 
to resolve the problems that are felt by 
the writer. The La Vie can only permit 
him to speak out. The student sincerely 
desiring to effect change must seek out 
the organization structured specifically to 
work for him — the Faculty-Student Coun- 

cil. Here ideas may be presented, discus- 
sion commenced, responsible persons de- 
legated to investigate the problem and de- 
vise a solution. Here action may be taken. 
Motives questioned 

Why then is it that so many students 
are willing to write an article for pub- 
lication and not willing to sit down and 
discuss their ideas and opinions openly 
with those people who can enact change? 
Anyone, whether he be an imbecile or 
intellectual, has the ability to write a 
column and speak out on an issue. I 
would strongly question the intentions of 
the student that expresses a desire for 
change, but insists that his statements and 
"opinions are unalterably based on truth 
which cannot be denied." Such a narrow 
outlook certainly contradicts the aims of a 
liberal education — to constantly seek 
greater knowledge and understanding, al- 
ways striving to maintain an open mind. 
I would question whether this person has 
ever made a dedicated effort to speak to 
those people who could clarify some of 
his truths "which cannot be denied." This 
type of person is not making an unfeigned 
effort for betterment of our campus; he 
is more interested in creating disorder 
throughout the college and arousing undue 
attention to his distorted ego. 

it is for the above reasons that any 
student determined to propose an argu- 
ment for change must not rely on the 
La Vie as his only means of expression. 
I must reiterate strongly that little or no 
change can take place through the La Vie. 
La Vie, and the Lie Vie only, cannot af- 
fect change at Lebanon Valley; it can 
merely propose ideas. 

If change is to take place, the student 
must be willing to seek dialogue with 
students, faculty, and administration. Ob- 
viously certain persons will have a greater 
influence in creating change than others. 
Although most students must know who 
they are, I list them here so that you may 
avail yourself of an opportunity to speak 
with them: Dean Faust, Dean Marquette, 
Dean Earhart, Dr. Riley, Dr. Mezoff, 
and most particularly President Sample. 
From personal experience, I can state 
that these people welcome personal dis- 
cussions with any student at any time. 
Administration discussion 

I question whether the LVC students 
who state that they want change, and most 
particularly those who have publicized 
their views in the La Vie, have with an 
open mind sought out any administrator to 
discuss face to face their desires. The stu- 
dents of LVC have great potential to un- 
dertake change on this campus, and yet 
they seem unaware of the fact that they 
may go directly to President Sample to 
discuss openly and frankly their proposals. 
This discussion may even include disap- 
pointments in faculty and administrative 
personnel. Likewise, both student deans 
have stated clearly that should any dis- 
cussion between a student and student 
dean be unresolved after honest efforts 
of both, they suggest that the student see 
the President. The channels for discussion 
with the administration are open, but it is 
the responsibility of the student to engage 
in the opportunity for discussion. 

In last week's issue of the La Vic, a 
statement was made under the faculty 
view column which read so: "The stu- 
dents have two excellent channels already 
in their control: the paper and the Senior 
Forum." This is certainly true. However, 
there exists on the campus an organiza- 
tion much stronger that either of the 
channels mentioned above. This organ- 
ization is composed and directed specific- 
ally to handle student affairs and resolve 
issues for the students. This organization 
is the Faculty-Student Council. This source 
for action exists, yet its influence has not 
been felt — why? Why has the Student 
Council not reached its potentiality for 
leadership in the field of student action 
in regard to change? 

Basically, FSC has a two-fold respon- 
sibility in serving students: (1) to co- 
ordinate and promote student activities 
and (2) to provide a means for resolving 
student needs, including relations with 
faculty and administration. In promoting 
activities and programs, the FSC of 1968- 
1969 has been an influential organization. 
Their efforts to provide entertainment and 
activities for every open date on the 
calendar testify to their success. In the 
area of resolving student needs, the FSC 
has not been an active leader — why? 

The primary reason is rather simple. 

The student desires have not been brought 
to FSC. Unless proposals, arguments, and 
ideas are presented to the organization, 
the FSC cannot begin to act to change 
any situation on campus. When there 
seems to be a climate of dissatisfaction 
with many aspects of the college, when 
many students feel free to express their 
views through the La Vie, when there is 
an organization structured and willing to 
act on these views, why not use it? 

As President of FSC for 1968-69, 1 
strongly encourage any student to present 
his proposals or dissatisfaction before the 
Council. I pledge to guarantee that im- 
mediate responsible action will be taken 
on the behalf of any student who sincerely 
desires change at LVC. I challenge any 
and all students to come to Council with 
their demands. FSC will not be a dormant 
organization in the area of student needs. 
Action will be taken. 

Power to change 

If there still exists those who believe 
that more can be accomplished through 
the La Vie than FSC, permit me to com- 
pare the results of the two. The La Vie 
can merely offer the student a channel 
for sounding out. It cannot permit the 
exchange of ideas of two people. It can- 
not offer the writer any hope for change. 
The FSC, however, can entertain discus- 
sion, propose methods of evolving a 
change, and carry through those pro- 
posals. Immediate responsible action will 
take place. 

Each representative to FSC from cam- 
pus organizations is responsible for in- 
forming his group of FSC actions, and, 
more important, gleaning from his organ- 
ization criticisms, suggestions, and 
changes that should occur at LVC. Thus 
far in the present year, no response has 
been presented from the campus or- 
ganizations. Is this to suggest that all stu- 
dents are satisfied with everything as it 
exists now at LVC? I find such an idea 
difficult to believe. If there are dissatis- 
tions, bring them to FSC where some- 
thing may be done about them. 

Once again, I challenge the student 
body to make use of the organization in- 
tended and desiring to work for you. FSC 
wants to fill both sections of its two-fold 
responsibility. With your ideas and pro- 
posals, it will! 

— Dean Burkholder 

Campus Scene 

The best part of the homecoming game 
this year was the group of clowns at the 
north east corner of the stadium. They 
cheered for Lebanon Valley. At the con- 
clusion of the game their presence seemed 
practically symbolic. 

When is the dining hall going to stop 
feeding us imitation food? We want the 
good stuff. Stamp out rubber hamburgers. 
Wipe out sponge cake. Erase cardboard 
pancakes. We want real food and we want 
it now! 

Hmmm. Whatever happened to the bul- 
letin board that was in the bookstore? 

If LVC can go big time with Van 
Cliburn, why can't it get better chapel 
speakers, too? 

It might be nice if the powers concerned 
with the FSC spring concert knew that 
on Dec. 14 Albright is sponsoring "The 
Association." And about two weeks after 
this school is hoping to have them, F&M 
has them scheduled. Heh, heh, heh, very 


Faculty Notes 

Dr. Elizabeth M. Geffen, Associate 
Professor of History, attended the Fall 
meeting of the Fellows in American 
Studies in Philadelphia on November 1, 

Any typographical errors found in 
this newspaper are the work of our 
blind typesetter, and are not due to 
the illiteracy of the staff. 

WORDS OF WISDOM (from past history exams) 

Writers began to examine sin, sex, and other related topics. 

Harding lost face with the public after he died. 

Lincoln became a great speaker by talking to stumps. 

Poor whites were brought to their low estate by congenital inefficiency. 

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Theater art has always posed a problem 
for both artists and audiences. The stage 
has become a marketplace for ideas and 
idioms; it serves as the battleground for 
interpretations, philosophies, and humani- 
ty. An eternal war, sometimes little more 
than one of attrition, rages between the 
artist and his viewers. The director of any 
play initiates the clash. He must first 
understand the work which he attempts 
to produce, and, secondly, he must ima- 
ginatively yet solidly interpret his under- 
standing in concrete theatrical conven- 
tions- As he presents his play or drama 
on the stage, so must he forcefully assert 
his ideas and convert his audience through 
the production to his manner of thinking. 
Otherwise the experience the director pre- 
pares is rendered meaningless. 

Problems scrambled throughout the re- 
cent production of the Wig and Buckle 
Society, OH DAD, POOR DAD. MA- 
think these problems accrued because 
Director Max Hunsicker seemed to take 
no interpretative stand (by which he might 
defend his production) on Arthur Kopit's 
flauntingly absurd play. Mr. Hunsicker 
has an utter lack of directing experience 
with Wig and Buckle, and Mr. Kopit's 
drama (yes, drama) provides no opportun- 
ity to learn the fundamentals of the art. 

Subtilities missed 

Venus Fly Traps to react to the dialogue 
and characters as did the piranha? 


I believe Mr. Hunsicker has produced 
DAD on superficial terms in which ex- 
perience equals experience. Perhaps he 
envisions the play as farce (giving him the 
benefit of a large doubt), for he has 
totally ignored the possibilities of char- 
acter enhancement and has promoted 
bloated situations and slapstick and sim- 
ilar types of comedy from which a self- 
defeating humor arises. This type of in- 
terpretation quickly de-elevates the tone 
of the play and destroys the serious tissue 
of Mr. Kopit's creation. Of course, play 
ing DAD as farce completely eliminates 
criticism, for if a character is poorly por 
trayed or a trick of production fails, the 
director may point to his gaily multi- 
colored "farce" banner and proclaim it 
was all intentional. 

My point of interpretation of DAD is 
entirely opposed to the above. I would 
place DAD into the genre of surrealism, 
with Mr. Kopit forging a very sincere, 
very serious statement on personal free- 

I find little humor in DAD as a play. 
Mr. Kopit accurately structures a pro- 
fusion of epigrams relating a debased 
view of life. Kopit presents a subtly pure 
conversion of the ugly into the beautiful, 
and vice versa, through an exuberant lan- 
guage — a vastly intricate series of stark 
images used to startlingly promote a per- 
verted theory of life. For example, there 
is a recurring image of the rose, a symbol 
of hope and beauty. Kopit toys with the 
word and its traditional meaning and 
labels six of his characters with rose- 
encrusted names: a cynical insane woman, 
a base prostitute, a pompous past-prime 
commodore, an ugly "sweating" man, his 
sex-struck mistress, and a flesh-eating 

A New Reality 

Kopit means intentionally to disorder 
°ur minds. His description of the play as 

a pseudo-classical tragifarce in a bastard 
French tradition" is literal nonsense. Kopit 
strips the audience of preconceived notions 
a nd allows a new reality to emerge on the 
stage. Nevertheless, his title provides an 
mitial key which unlocks his basic theme. 

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, etc. is a basically 
nietaphored view of nonexistent freedom, 
rnannered in an old-style, Chicago blues- 
ish couplet. 

Surrealism shuns the implication of 
situation and dwells on the thoughts and 
fantasies of characters through which a 
basic symbology emerges. Kopit's new 
y e ality appears from the characters weav 
ln 8 symbols through the dialogue. How 
eve r, characterization must be strong, or 
^ e process upon which the play depends 
ln Production disintegrates. I can imagine 
^AD effectively presented on a bare 

A mainspring of the play concerns 
Sex - Yet there are no clearly outlined 
sexual roles. Traditional modes are de- 
stroyed. Madame Rosepettle pursues the 

masculine line of attack with the Com- 
modore's submissive innocence. Rosalie 
the prostitute assumes the masculine role 
in her encounters with Jonathan. Jona- 
than, himself, is neuter, like the fish, like 
the Venus Fly Traps; indeed even the 
bellboys are absolutely sexless. Thus all 
the characters are disembodied from 
normal male-female characteristics, a 
reverse-transition not only a part of 
Kopit's corrupt life theory but of surreal- 
ism as well. 

Tyrannical dominance 
Kopit attempts to analyze the idea of 
freedom and pronounces its existence an 
impossibility: there can be no such thing 
as individual freedom. Madame Rosepettle 
is a perverted tyrant (Tyrant, if you will) 
who has completely dominated all who 
pass in her way. She killed her husband 
with domination just as she stifles all life- 
experience in her son whom she calls by 
different names. Madame Rosepettle fin- 
ally settles on "Albert" as a name for her 
son and thus fuses him with her dead 
husband. Yet she also struggles with a 
problem of freedom, for she cannot break 
from her life-style, just as Jonathan may 
not from bis. Madame Rosepettle names a 
deadly piranha after the mistress she al- 
lowed her husband; Madame Rosepettle 
thus considered all three as possessions on 
an equal level. The mistress then acts as 
a catalyst while the wife kills the husband 
by mere domination. But no triumph ex- 
ists from this act of love, for, in death, 
the husband has at last assumed sov- 
ereignty over his wife; his obtuse, masoc- 
histic presence forces Madame Rosepettle 
to continue in her dreary life, to eternally 
search for another man like Albert. 

Jonathan will never break away from 
his mother; he will never find freedom. 
He is a stumbling idiot who may be 
brought to the brink of despair by ac- 
cumulated absurdities (like the crowd 
noises of a party below his balcony and 
a clock which strikes thirteen times and 
the experience of the play's audience 
laughing at him, a point in Kopit's script 
mangled by the production's tape recorded 
effects, all of which opens the third 
scene.) But Jonathan only slashes out 
against his mother's possessions. He 
could never harm her, for there is no 
such provision in his carefully controlled 
mind for violence against she who has 
for too long a time made him another 

Radical transformation 
Rosalie is a prostitute, a woman en- 
snared by the strongest freedom-destroy- 
ing force in life: sexual precocity. Kopit 
glorifies her, the base become basic, the 
ugly becomes beautiful — a technique es- 
sential to Kopit's stage reality. Rosalie 
represents the ever-present hope of free- 
dom for Jonathan, but he smothers her as 
bis mother is smothering him, possibly 
because her advances to him mirror those 
made by his mother to him in scenes un- 
seen. In a final raging fit, Jonathan uses 
the prostitute's body as a monument upon 
which to desecrate all that was valuable 
and sacred to him: his stamps, coins, and 
books, which three objects, inoidently, 
neatly characterize the level of man and 
his society. 

Then Jonathan hears an airplane, a 
frustrating symbol of freedom since he 
can only look, helplessly trapped, into the 
faces of the passengers, and the play re- 
sumes its original atmosphere. Nothing 
has happened, and Madame Rosepettle 
meaninglessly asks what it all means. But 
she doesn't wish to know and will never 
discover the answer. 

Similarly, neither does Mr. Hunsicker. 
His play ambles along, sometimes quite 
pleasantly (particularly the latter half of 
the third scene) but never decides upon a 
purpose. His facetious treatment stumbles 
in and out of different genres and finally 
emerges as merely a tight collection of 
directionless gimmicks. If Mr. Hunsicker 
portrayed DAD as farce, why does he use 
strobes and various lighting effects which 
lend a surrealistic aura to the scenes? Or 
if Mr. Hunsicker interpreted the play as 
surrealism, why did he emphasize the 
small amount of comedy in the play and 
inject slapstick into the dialogue and not 
even attempt to realize the overall 
ecstatic grotesqueness of the play? And 
if Mr. Hunsicker emphasizes comedy, 
why did he not allow, for example, the 

Characters unguided 

Apart from problems of interpretation, 
although perhaps as a result of them, Mr. 
Hunsicker displays a considerable laxness 
in directing his actors. A director may be 
judged on the strengths of his performers 
taken individually and as an entity in a 
balanced production. Here Mr. Hun- 
sicker's lack of experience intrudes (apart 
from such fundamental errors as the 
awkward blocking of the first scene with 
its numerous bellboys.) The characters 
seem entirely actor-delineated and un- 
guided; what results is a divergent mass 
of personalities in ill-defined roles in an 
ill-defined play. (I venture to suggest that 
Mr. Hunsicker could not possibly have 
discussed his interpretation of the play 
with his actors.) Only Bob Frey as Jona- 
than and Cynthia Melman (who makes an 
auspicious debut) as Madame Rosepettle 
appear with an awareness of their roles. 

DAD represents a departure from the 
hankwriting of Neil Simon and various 
artlessly cute plays of which Wig and 
Buckle repetoire has consisted for several 
years. It is a good departure and could 
mark a trend which might serve to vitally 
expand theater at LVC. An unsatisfactory 
production should not defeat Wig and 
Buckle; it should be a measuring stick of 
the society to better judge its own 
strengths and weaknesses. For such is the 
only means of effecting improvements. 


then, highly theoretical, and I can be sure 
only of speaking for myself — take it all 
as a manifesto then: if we haven't got this 
morality, we should have. 

Lines blurred and sharpened 
The movement, as do all such move- 
ments, finds its principal support in the 
even most youngsters hold out for some 
nation's youth. Most adults and perhaps 
kind of ill-defined old morality, at least 
in relation to the political aspects of the 
new, stoutly maintaining that killing 
Communists is necessary for the preser- 
vation of such freedoms as we have. This 
may or may not be the case, but it is 
utterly beside the point, simply because it 

the possible morality, under certain cir- 
cumstances, of premarital and extra- 
marital sex. One town councilman, father 
of a teen-aged daughter, was quoted as 
saying, "I wouldn't want anyone asking 
my daughter that question." We see two 
possibilities for him and other similarly 
disgusting fathers: either lock your 
daughter in a closet the farthest from 
your bedroom and/or bathroom, or send 
her to LVC. 

Please, a few moments of quiet re- 

My entire activity for this middle part 
of "Potpourri" has thus far been engaged 

presupposes that there will be an us or a in discovering some of the idio-syncrasies, 

them to be free or enslaved? So what is both legal and illegal, of the power struc- 

the alernative? Nothing less than un- ture of this college. The complexities of 

ilateral disarmament— not possibly less, each situation fully convince me that I 

This action might then have any of four have not yet even so much as scratched a 

possible results: 1) the Communists would marbled surface. 

follow suit and the problem would be Again, my opinions as expressed in 

solved; 2) the Communists would invade this column are solely mine and are based 

us by a more or less conventional means, upon personal observations of the truth- 


by James Bowman 

Show me a calendar without it's got 
girlies and I'll show you a calendar 
what ain't hangin' in my garage. 


* * * 

If the reports of the American news 
media are to be trusted, we are presently 
living in an age in which it is not only 
possible but increasingly probable that we 
human beings might destroy for all eternity 
what may well be the only conscious life 
in the universe. I am one who believes 
that this final, magnificent proof of man- 
kind's perversion is integrally related to 
that attitude of today which has been 
labeled "the new morality." 

A few weeks ago there was a television 
presentation of the movie Dr. Strangelove 
which is, perhaps, the greatest satire of 
our times. For those of you who have 
not seen it, it deals with the horrifying 
irrelevance of the values of our society 
vis a vis a nuclear age reality. It must 
needs be a very difficult thing for that vast 
majority of Americans who share Slim 
Pickens' concept of "nookleer combat, 
toe to toe with the Rooskies" to divest 
itself of such universally held values as 
love of one's country and patriotic will- 
ingness to die in her defense, but any 
sane person capable of an open mind 
must see the absolute necessity for so do- 
ing. We can no longer speak of the gal- 
lant and heroic personal death idealized 
in the past; we are dealing now with the 
death of humanity. 

Undeniable change 

Needless to say, this necessitates a new 
sort of pragmatism, necessarily divorced 
from classical concepts of personal arete, 
or, more specifically from "duty, honor, 
and country." This, in itself, might be 
one definition of "the new morality," 
finding its expression in some of the 
more serious precepts of the turned on 
generation, viz. "love," pacifism, literal 
Christianity and similar attitudes of 
faith. A second aspect of this morality is 
a sort of Aristippan hedonism, exempli- 
fied in the words of an anonymous stu- 
dent leader quoted by Time as saying 
"if you've booked passage on the Titanic, 
there's no reason to travel steerage." 
(Though I doubt that most of the hedon- 
ists are so cognizant of their motives). 
This may be irresponsible as well as pessi- 
mistic (not to mention the fact that there 
is some argument that this may not be 
the best way to go, cf. the popularity of 
far-out mystic religions among the hip 
pies), but 'the new morality" is usually 
various combinations of these two apoca- 
lyptic attitudes, even though many of 
those who espouse it may not recognize 
the death of humanity as their reason 

in which case the faith that enabled us 
to disarm would also enable us to pas- 
sively resist such encroachments on our 
freedom as there may be: 3) given China's 
paranoia, they would attack us with nu- 
clear arms anyway, in which case, only 
our part of the world would perish, and 
future generations would remember us 
as the nation that gave its life that man- 
kind might live; 4) none of these would 
happen. This I think the most likely of 
the possibilities, though it is hard to pro- 
ject possibilities on the basis of such an 
act of pure love in the cutthroat arena 
of world politics. 

Change of philosophies 
Of course this is all extremely idealis- 
tic, and I am not an idealistic person by 
nature, but the hardest of realities is that 
this is an age in which mankind must 
perforce be possessed of idealism in order 
to survive. Thus, it's not even idealism 
so much as it is a sort of desperate opti- 
mism; we must be optimistic, even in 
recognizing no reason for optimism. 

And so do I close, dear reader, with 
the words of Abdul Rahman Pazhwak, 
the past president of the U.S. General As- 
sembly: "If fools and folly rule the world, 
the end of man in our time may come as 
a rude shock, but it will no longer come 
as a complete surprise." Thus do I leave 
you to your ruminations upon the sub- 
ject of man's inhumanity to . . . well, just 
man's inhumanity: we all go about burn- 
ing our own ghettos; it's all such a great 


by Dave Bartholomew 

I can walk down the street 
An' there's no one there, 
Tho' the pavement's a one huge crowd; 
I can drive down the road 
An' my eyes can't see, 
Tho' my mind wants to cry out loud." 

— from "I Feel Free" 
(J. Bruce, Brown) 

* * * 

A few weeks ago, Dr. Timothy Leary, 
creator of the League for Spiritual Dis- 
covery, spoke to a student audience at 
Franklin and Marshall College (that 
"other" quality school). We feel that the 
office of the Chaplain here at LVC severe- 
ly misdemeaned by not considering Dr. 
Leary's availability as a chapel speaker. 
How often does the Chaplain get the 
opportunity to enlist the services of a 
deeply religious man to whom the stu- 
dents would listen, let alone his being the 
founder of a religion? 

* * * 

In Palm Spring, California, a tele- 
vision technician, Allen Veatch, mistaken- 
ly broadcast a stag film after he believed 
station KPLM had ended transmission. 
The film ran for fifteen minutes before 
anyone called the station to have it 
stopped. By then, perhaps, the good parts 
of the film were over. Regardless, we 
must suppose the noses of those who tele- 
phoned were more blue than the film it- 

* * * 
An AP story tells of the town council 

of Washington, New Jersey, which vetoed 
allowing a protestant church to conduct a 
public opinion poll via a Main Street 
booth as part of the nation-wide poll un- 
dertaken by the Assembly of God Church. 

This imputing of motives and causes is, One of the proposed questions concerned 

as relative a concept as that is, without 
delving into philosophical definitions. 
Two weeks ago I presented three Ad- 
ministration members' solemnly voiced 
truths on a single issue that involved them 
all. All of which "truths" neatly refuted 
each other. Wherein, then, might I ask, 
does "truth" lie?? 

These past weeks I have been talking 
with various women students. Their stor- 
ies of the mysterious methods, which 
"Super Mother" (quoted from a student 
letter printed in La Vie must sincerely 
commit as a part of her call of duty, 
simply astound me. Furthermore, gen- 
erously discounting half of the opinions 
of these girls as hearsay and/or rumor, I 
am still utterly repulsed by our Dean of 
Women's interpretation of her stated 
powers which are used in an attempt to 
curb the personal lives of our women 

Need student concern 

But is it possible that few others beyond 
a minority of students are interested en- 
ough in the future of this institution and, 
indeed, in their own personal future to be- 
gin to discover for themselves the situ- 
ations of which I speak? Nothing of 
value may be accomplished to change this 
college if its students show no responsible 
incentive or even concern. 

Freshmen are always considered sup- 
porters of the Administration which de- 
pends upon the bulk of each year's fresh- 
man class simply because these students 
are unaware of the wiles of the Valley; 
they cannot realize all that is involved in 
spending four important years of their 
lives here. They will learn later at a point 
in time that may be too late. And those 
Freshmen who display an unaccepting at- 
! titude or those who voice dissent or per- 
haps even honest inquiry, especially 
women, may suddenly realize the sad 
though not hopelessly unchangeable truth 
of LVC existence. 

A point should be made here: there is 
a difference between the Administration 
and the faculty concerning poiait of view. 
Perhaps the students do not realize it, 
perhaps the Administration does not. Too 
often the two are lumped together as op- 
posed to the student body, yet I could say 
that a determined few faculty members 
are as disgruntled with the stifling aspects 
of many Administration policies and rules 
as are many students. A dichotomy exists, 
small, perhaps, yet naggingly present. And 
the force that will widen or fuse that split 
will be determined by statements upon 
various issues only one of which is sup- 
port or non-support of the new imaged 
La Vie. 

Reorientation needed 

Yet that part of the Administration 
under student pressure remains strangely 
silent. People whom I consider responsible 
have told me that I hit the proverbial 
nail on the head by noting a few weeks 
ago an element of fear on the part of 
several Administration members, little 
actual trouble has arisen. Perhaps the 
newspaper should not expect it. In an 
ideal situation people are never afraid to 
allow responsible opinion to be made 

My experience last year with one of 
the more livid pseudo — (pronounced 
sway-doe) intellectuals of the faculty re- 
sulted in a program of sheathed threats 
and undercover wrist-slapping. No open- 
ness. No student rights. No airing of issues 
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La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, November 14, 1968 

(Continued from Page 3) 

in question. No knowledge presented to 
the students, for everyone knows they are 
not capable of forming their own opinions 
let alone governing their own behavior. 
Not yet. We only become responsible 
men and women after we grind out four 
years here. And as soon as our tiny hands 
touch those diplomas — ZONK — we be- 
come full-fledged adults, ready to meet 
the myriad challenges of life. Yessir! 

"The times they are a'changin'." Yeah, 
it's a timeworn Dylan, but, by God it 
proves truth is not always relative to 
stunted outmoded circumstances outlined 

by fearful watchers. 

* * * 

Several days ago, a commercial artist, 
Richard Price, a twenty-eight year-old 
Philiadelphiian, was fined fifteen dollars 
because of his physical appearance which 
included a full beard, handlebar mous- 
tache, and long hair. The incident occur- 
red, according to the Philadelphia In- 
quirer, in Traffic Court where the prob- 
ably bard-of -hairing judge could not find 
Price guilty of a speeding charge. Pos- 
sibly the entire barber-ically inclined af- 
fair was rigged as an open-and-shut case 

of civil hirsute. 

* * * 

DEPT. . . . when the Durwood Kirby of 
pop music, Monty Rock, the Third, styled 
women's hair for Saks Fifth Avenue in 

New York City? 

* # * 

On October 27, in Penzance, England, 
thousands of birds, of which most were 
starlings, blocked a bridge 24 feet wide 
and 50 feet deep and consequently brought 
traffic to a chirping halt. In typical 
Hitchcock fashion, the birds refused to 
boost their roost from the bridge. Froth- 
ing motorists, probably warbling "Foul 
play" in unison, finally managed to startle 
the starlings, thus, successfully de-flocking 
the bridge. 

The liner notes to a record album manu- 
factured by Liberty Records asserts that 
"Mrs. Nora Mitchell of Dagenham, Essex 
(England) can make a crash-helmet out 

of a bra in only 2 mins. 35 sees. . . ." 

* * * 

Count the number of pipes in the new 
chapel organ and, provided the bottom of 
each pipe were covered, estimate the num- 
ber of Hershey kisses would be required 
to fill all the pipes to the top. 

Faculty View 

Film Series 


Of all the films included in the LVC 
Film Series, the one that has been most 
honored and acclaimed is The Informer, 
to be shown at 8:00 P.M., Friday evening, 
November 15, in the chapel lecture hall. 
Based on a novel by Liam O'Flaherty 
(screen adaptation by Dudley Nichols), 
the picture was directed by John Ford 
with cinematic consciousness he has 
rarely equalled since that time. However, 
that which lingers most hauntingly in the 
memory is Victor McLaglen's compelling 
performance as the great lout Gypo 
Nolan. The Academy Award he received 
for the role was only one of the four 
major "Oscars" with which the film was 

Psychological disaster 

The Informer was the "sleeper" of 
1935, and not surprisingly so, for it de- 
fied most of Hollywood's conventions. 
The hero does not repel whole armies of 
Indians or Arabs with a single weapon; 
the hero's woman is a prostitute; the 
hero's romantic dreams remain unfulfilled. 
The film is essentially a drama of dis- 
honor occurring amid the treachery and 
turbulence of strife-torn Dublin in 1921. 
It involves a revelation of one man's 
weaknesses which drive him to betray not 
only his best friend but, more importantly, 
himself. Says former New York Times 
critic Bosley Crowther: 'The basic force 
of The Informer is in the spartan sim- 
plicity with which it graphs a psycho- 
logicail disaster in clear cinematic terms 
and pulls the viewer into a vortex of in- 
trigue and anguish with an economy of 
images and sound." This film is truly a 
classic, one of the great films of our time. 

Lebanon Valley may yet have a college 
newspaper. During the past several years 
I have been constantly dismayed by the 
irrelevancy of La Vie; at best it was 
bland, at worst it was beside the point. 
Last year, largely through the efforts of 
editor Paul Pickard, La Vie began, occa- 
sionally, to discuss what the student body 
considered campus problems. The paper 
served as a forum for student opinion, 
and this alone can justify its existence. 
Last spring I congratulated Paul as he 
was leaving and looked forward with 
interest to the first few issues of this 
year's newspaper. In general, I have been 
impressed with what could be a new era 
in campus journalism for us. I hasten to 
add that I have not always agreed with 
what has been said here nor can I approve 
completely of the procedure used, but I 
am heartened that the newspaper person- 
nel care enough about the college to say 
things which are important to them and 
which take some courage to say. The 
editorials of Al Schmick and Larry Reid- 
man have been direct and responsible. 
The columns of Dave Bartholomew and 
Jim Bowman have reflected a personal 
point of view, as signed columns should, 
and they have been interesting and well 
written. People are even beginning to 
read the newspaper, something unheard 
of in recent history. 

Freedom vital throughout 
With the realization that this may con- 
stitute a crucial moment in the history 
of our college, I would like to discuss 
briefly the role and responsibility of a 
student newspaper and of its relationship 
to the rest of the college. We must first 
admit that a student newspaper is just 
that, a newspaper by and for the students 
(faculty columns notwithstanding). The 
staff must have complete autonomy to de- 
termine policy and to express opinions. 
The paper should be free from censorship 
in any form, and it should not need to 
submit its copy to any office for advance 
approval. And, perhaps most important, 
editors and columnists must be free from 
fear of reprisal. Only in an atmosphere 
free from possible recrimination can a 
student staff say what it feels needs to be 
said, and only when a staff finds that it 
does not need to prove its independence 
will it avoid extreme positions just to 
prove its independence. 

It appears to me at this time that La 
Vie has this freedom. I know of no in- 
stances in which a student has been pun- 
ished, even verbally, by a representative 
of the faculty or administration. Certain- 
ly this speaks well of the maturity of 
these two elements of our college, and 
such practice must continue. I must point 
out, however, that I speak of representa- 
tives of the factulty and the administra- 
tion and not of individuals who happen 
to be on the faculty or in the administra- 
tion. Here I think is the real danger of 
reprisal. A faculty member can criticize 
and disagree, but he must make it com- 
pletely clear to the student, the newspaper, 
and himself that he will not use his posi- 
tion and his power to punish or restrict 
the student, either directly or indirectly. 
If this ever happens, I hope the individ- 
ual has enough decency to leave the 
teaching profession. He is totally alien 
to the spirt of honesty and free inquiry 
which is necessary in the pursuit of truth. 
I say these things because I honestly be- 
lieve such generosity is possible on our 

Honesty required 

But responsibility and restraint do not 
end with the faculty and administration. 
The newspaper staff and editorial policy- 
makers must avoid irresponsible journal- 
ism, and I am certain they are aware of 
this. The emphasis must be upon issues 
rather than personalities. Accusations 
must be presented clearly and with ade- 
quate documentation. Inneundo is as un- 
fair and dangerous as is faculty or ad- 
ministrative harrassment, and both con- 
tribute to an atmosphere of distrust. And 
finally, I would hope that the staff keeps 
in mind that such things as decency and 
good taste do exist, nebulous though their 
definitions might be. I do not believe that 
these reminders of responsible journalism 
will serve in any way to hinder La Vie in 

its attempt to speak honestly for the stu- 
dents. It must speak for the students and 
it must speak honestly. 

My plea throughout this column has 
been for responsibility and patience, pa- 
tience by the students if requests are not 
fulfilled immediately and patience by the 
faculty and administration if La Vis 
seems a bit over-zealous in trying out its 
new-found voice. It's an exciting voice 
and can be an invaluable voice. Encour- 
age it, dispute it, damn it; but don't de- 
stroy it. — Arthur L. Ford 

Fashion Flashes 

Semolina Pilchard, well known fashion- 
setter of our glorious college, has made 
another first! Of course, we're not saying 
that we condone this radical fashion lead- 
er, but L.V.C. students will inevitably be 
L.V.C. students. 

Well . . . last Monday at 8 A.M., 
Semolina appeared while we patiently 
awaited the arrival of our dear professor. 

Upholding L.V.C. tradition, she was 
completely adorned in a most striking 
combination of blue and white. Her blue 
anklets, trimmed with white sequins, and 
as always personalized with her initials, 
(also in white sequins), were fashionably 
contrasted with her white five-inch point- 
ed heels. The tresses of her A-line skirt 
hung neatly around the lower part of her 
knees. The outfit was completed with her 
white "fuzzy bear" sweater. 

Sitting aghast, mouths open, each one 
of us was thinking the same thing: 

"Where could we get ours?" 

— Michelle Marquis 

Students are reminded of the First 
Lebanon Valley College Folk Festival 
to be presented in the Gym on Friday 
night. The price of this "blanket con- 
cert" will be a mere 50^ and will be- 
gin promptly at 8:00 P.M. 


There is no statement inside this 



Signaled by Forman's LOVES OF A 
BLONDE in 1966, the world cinema be- 
came suprisingly aware of a Dubeck-freed 
Czechoslovakian new wave cinema. THE 
and directed by Zbynek Brynych, is the 
epitome of that significant movement. 
HORSEMAN was the last film released 
before the Russian creative-expression- 
stifling restrictions again were clamped on- 
to the tiny country's superlative body of 

As with most artistic documents, 
HORSEMAN may be experienced upon 
two levels. Superficially, it is the story 
of a Jewish doctor's wanderings through 
Nazi-occupied Prague in search of mor- 
phine to ease the suffering of a wounded 
freedom-fighter whom the doctor il- 
legally aided. But more importantly, this 
scant, nearly improbable, plot becomes 
the often delicate, often grotesque foun- 
dation upon which Brynych creates a vast- 
ly moving, completely shattering state- 
ment of the power of calculated terror to 
destroy a people and a society upon 
which it is imposed. The doctor's jour- 
ney, through which Brynych masterfully 
voices symbolic parallels to Czech con- 
ditions today, becomes a Dante-ish voy- 
age to the depths of human despair. 
Powerful effect 

Brynych subtly structures every frame 
of his film to reiterate his powerful 
theme. The film's credits are accompan- 
ied by a horribly discordant piano being 
tuned as successfully by an unseen hand 
as is a nation by psychological fear. 
Brynych quickly interjects footage of 
streets flowing with bustling people with 
that of a lonely faceless figure who looks 
as if the buldings of the empty streets 
mock him. Braun, the Jewish doctor, 
treads with halting steps through a muse- 
um-like maze of confiscated Jewish pos- 
sessions, each carefully catagorized and 
numerically tagged and stored in room 
after room of the warehouse complex 
where he has been allowed temporarily 
(as he well knows) to work. 

The first step in Braun's quest for a 
drug to help a man he had never seen be- 
fore leads Braun to a Nazi-owned brothel 
in which his sister works as an attendant. 
The doctor stumbles upon Jewish girls 
being forced into showers by white- 
wrapped, seemingly sterile, women. In a 
literally breathtaking exercise for the ca- 
mera, the water splashes and flashes upon 

the dim nude forms. Director Brynych 
delineates no erotic element; the scene 
vividly displays the awesomely poetic 
grace of femininity, of humanity in gen- 
eral, which soon is flauntingly paraded 
before the clutching, drunken soldiers 
and quietly destroyed in howling cubicles 
by soldier after soldier in endless, night- 
marish queues. In one tiny room, Braun 
discovers the body of a girl who has 
slashed her wrists. 

Braun then travels to the Desperation 
Bar where the sane and the insane noisily 
drink themselves to a death beyond the 
dominion of fear. Next, in a hopelessly 
confused insane asylum, which Brynych 
deftly little differentiates from the bar 
and its hallucinating revellers, Braun fi- 
nally secures the drug thus concluding 
the dangerous search, an act in which he 
cannot understand why he is implicated 
to the point of risking his own worthless 

Brynych's film is a starkly subjective 
dialogue between black and white that 
allows no intermediate grays. The isola- 
tion of the individual has never before 
been so strongly punctuated in a film. 
In scene after scene appear people simply 
watching each other, bleakly staring at 
the camera and at the doctor and at them- 
selves fully exposing their dying shattered 
selves clawing at the last fragments of a 
life which has unaccountably become 
chaos too quickly. 

There has never been a better photo- 
graphed film than HORSEMAN. Bry- 
nych utilized a highly mobile camera 
that successfully encompasses any en- 
tire situation by concentrating on articu- 
late details in amazingly fluid styles and 
original angles. A scene in the crumbling 
tenement's cellar, where the tenants are 
herded while the secret police, via an in- 
formant's tip, search above for Braun and 
the wounded soldier, is a brilliant master- 
piece of camera fugue that records the 
limbo of the tenants' de-evolution into 
an hysterical, fear-impacted, utterly hu- 
maneless animal state. 

(Continued on Page 5, Col. 1) 

The seasons of life are many and 

The Franklin & Marshall College Men 

cordially invites you to 

S. U. B. DAY II 

An Afternoon Mixer Film 

The Endless Summer 

and a concert 

If a good time is your hag **» 
he on the F & M Campus 

See your social director for details 

Sponsored by 

Student Union Board of Franklin & Marshall College 


ka Vie Collegienne, Thursday, November 14, 1968 



(Continued from Page 4) 

Once directly involved, the tenants 
have willingly sacrificed Braun, a man 
they o nce respected and loved, to the po- 
lice in exchange for their meagre lives. 
And as they finally file up the stairs to 
jhe rooms while the SS policemen 
amusedly watch, only a woman who is 
screamingly demented and a small boy 
who perhaps understands more than any 
of them so much as glance at Braun's 
body sprawled on the rotting landing. 

W as the initial offering of the Hill Thea- 
ter's pledge to bring the best and most 
distinguished films to the Central Pa. 
area. Serious cinema buffs might well re- 
joice; I have often deplored the fact that 
this entire area had not one theater con- 
sistently presenting foreign films of sig- 
nificance. At best, to operate under such 
a policy (one that clearly disregards the 
sensationalized sex-trash films from for- 
eign makers that unhappily prove so large 
a purient box office success in this area 
and aid in creating the general opinion 
of the filmic uneducated that all foreign 
films are similar) the Hill Theater (2131 
Market St., Camp Hill) runs a courageous 
risk (i.e. artistic principles overrule the 
commercial) that borders on economic 
foolhardiness. I urge those who seriously 
appreciate film quality to lend their sin- 
cere patronage. 

It is a shorter distance, indeed, to 
Camp Hill than to New York or Phila- 
delphia. (DEB) 

Dance Concert Planned, 
Featuring Soul Singers 

The FSC and the Junior and Senior 
classes will present a dance and concert 
to be held on November 23 from 8:00 to 
11:00 p.m. Entertainment will be pro- 
vided by The Artistics, The Delchords, 
and Twilla and the Twillights. Tony 
Montgomery of radio station WFEC will 
emcee the show. Tickets are $1.50 for 
college students and $2.00 for all others. 



Two hundred million did not kill 
Amerioa's cause or so the newspapers 
said about Kennedy's death. A few hun- 
dred existers did not kill Valley's cause 
either, supposedly. Both establishments 
are sick and it is not because of merely 
one fanatic individual but stems from the 
Pieties themselves. 

In relation to America, why are the 
Embassies of New York crowded with 
American people and American students, 
hundreds upon hundreds, attempting to 
obtain visas, whether working or student, 
for elsewhere? What are these basically 
Europe-bound masses seeking that does 
not exist here? Culture, Freedom, In 
dependence, Beauty, Truth, The Arts 
et c? Ridiculous. These are universal qua! 
toes, perhaps nationally oriented and var 
J e d but basically the same. What America 
la cks is INTEREST. It is an indifferent 
su Perficial, mechanical and hence perfunc 
l °ry society based on an uninterested duty 
to money. 

Jn relation to Valley, all of the above 
has very little to do with "the society" for 
those that feel the basic interest, the basic 
ability to think, and the basic ability to 
lv e and not exist, does not lie in the goals 
°* our colleges and universities. And if it 
°es not lie here, we'd better give up. In- 
herent? yes - Where were you on Oct. 

at 8:30 p.m.? Why was it necessary for 
. orrner member of this campus to get up 
^ lt h his own megaphone and cheer on 
^e LV Homecoming fans? Perfunctory? 

es- An unalterable routined, uninterested 
me chanical duty to "cool." 

Active minority 

, ^ e nerally, there are three solutions to 
e dilemma of the American people as a 

If you'd rather join a job-in than 
pull a cop-out, there's a groovy state 
where the bag is work, and tuned 
in swingers turn out happenings. 

Pennsylvania's where it's at, and 
if you're ready to be zapped with 
a turned-on scene, take a trip to 
Pennsylvania, and check out the 
chances you have to do your own 

In plain English, there are op- 
portunities to make it as a teacher, 
as a chemist, as an engineer, as 
just about anything you want to 
be. And it's all in Pennsylvania. 
Just join our job-in, and find out 
about it. 

For information about living and current job 
opportunities in the New Pennsylvania, write to: 

Clifford L. Jones, Secretary 
Pennsylvania Department of Commerce 
225 Pine Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 17101 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 


College Class. 

Permanent Home Address 

City State. 


.... Zip.. 

whole and LV students as a part. First, 
you can utterly reject the entire mess and 
leave (Valley or America). You can re- 
sort to the Make-My-Own-World-Philoso- 
phy, but the Big Sur group may one day 
find that they too have missed something. 
You can completely disapprove of the 
Viet Nam War (and most of the non- 
American world does) and thereby prove 
that the American Society may not be so 
ideal in everyone's eyes; but these pro- 
posals accomplish absolutely nothing. One 
thing that will, and secondly, is being in- 
terested. The active, interested people 
need not be explained; they are the ones 
who give of themselves, whether they are 
a liggerboard member or supporting of 
a petition against it. But the passive, in- 
terested people are too many. They are 
the ones with marvelous ideas who do not 
voice them; with creative interest that 
gets lost along the way. Who is the mem- 
ber of the Senior Class who wanted to get 
a political discussion group going for 
specific purposes and let the idea die? 
Who is the student who lived in a castle 
for a year and didn't publish an article 
about that kind of life? Why isn't there 
a Contemporary Thought Club on this 

Thirdly, you personally can help a 
cause by, most importantly, thinking. 
Years ago we left Europe for a New 
World based on Individualism and a new 
way of thinking. Why is it that now we 
are tending to return? We have not been 
proven wrong, we have merely failed to 
be manifested. Where are our thinkers? 
The basic way if not the only way to im- 
prove things is to think with an interest, 
whether you are a hippie, a digger, a 
freebie, a yippie, a straight, a radical, a 
romantic, a democrat, an atheist, or an 
LVC student. Why is it that in no other 
country in the world have the people 
attacked their genius as we have? Who 
are the music profs that did nothing but 
criticize Van Cilburn? Who are the mod- 
ern scholars that minimize Poe and D. 
Thomas as drunkards? Who in America 
is responsible for the well-graded students 
and not the well-educated individuals who 
had their creativity stifled? It is partly the 
fault of the establishments but moreover 
the fault of the students and American 
people who can not see past the boun- 
daries and fail to think and create them- 
selves in spite of contemporary rules, 
stereotypes and thought. Why is all 
thought so dormant?When it does emerge, 

it takes the form of a Chicago Rally or 
some other facist movement, which does 
a great deal for foreign propaganda but 
not much for America. Of course, the 
Haight Ashburians had to die when mass 
media exaggerated it to death. Be in- 
terested. Write to a Czechoslovakian stu- 
dent-he'll tell you what freedom is! 

Return to the original 

In conclusion, the basic hope for this 
country and Valley will not lie in bold 
useless fadist rebellion (although direct 
rebellion with a definite purpose and goal 
may accomplish something); for the 
establishment will not and can not be 
merely changed, but it can be improved 
by the interested thinkers who do some- 
thing to support: whether it be Blood, 
Sweat and Tears or Prokofiev, Plato or 
Sartre, Nixon or Humphrey, Football or 
Lacrosse. Each person in this country and 
school can do something to bring America 
and Valley back to the causes for which 
both were originally born. 

For, there is left merely some 32 years 
to keep out of the 20th century history 
books that America was not killed but 
rather grew slowly weak of a superficial 

sickness and the true genius became bur- 
ied under trivia of mechanical routine, an 
adherence to money, a definition of cool 
the historians could never define, and 
finally died on the tragedy side of total 

Did you take a causal approach to war 
and the world, to Valley and even to 
yourself this morning? Did you stand at 
your dorm window and watch the pro- 
cession going by? Think today! BE a mo- 
ment in the conscience of the world! Dare 
to be enthusiastic, assert your creativity, 
talk over something — prove to your room- 
mate that you are still alive! 

— Sharon Ann O'Brian 

Sorry for the inanities, but we had 
to use something to fill all the empty 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, November 14, 1968 

John Gilman gives an extra push as he 
sets new course record 

Dutch Flier 

by Jerry Powell 

On a cloudy Saturday morning Lebanon Valley's Cross Country 
Team beat Albright 39-16. The meet, which was on our home ground, 
saw the Dutchmen steal the first four places. 

Freshman John Gilman crossed the finish line first in 27 minutes 
and 22 seconds, a new course record. Placing second was Terry Nitka with 
28 minutes, 43 seconds. Following 18 seconds behind him was Harvey 
Gregory and just 7 seconds later freshman Steve Schaffer insured victory 
by taking fourth. 

Valley's Cross Country team has a 5-2 record this year, mainly 
because of the first four runners, Gilman, Nitka, Gregory, and Schaffer. 

The new course, which has been lengthened by approximately four- 
tenths of a mile to 4.8 miles, has been the scene of many record breakings. 
It seems that every time John Gilman has run the course he has broken 
the record. 

Next Saturday the eight man team led by co-captain Terry Nitka and 
Jim Davis will travel upstate for a tri-meet with Ursinus and Dickinson. 




'68 FootballTrophy 
Given to Joe Torre 

Senior Joe Torre, Careret, N.J., was 
awarded the 1968 Outstanding Football 
Player trophy at ceremonies following 
the Homecoming Day game with Frank- 
lin & Marshall College last Saturday 
(Nov. 2). 

This award is presented annually "to 
that senior who shows outstanding leader- 
ship and ability for four years as a mem- 
ber of the football team ," and is selected 
by a vote of the brothers of Kappa Lamb- 
da Sigma, a social fraternity. 

Joe has lettered three years in football, 
and this year was elected co-captain of 
the Dutchmen gridders. Last year Torre 
was named to the first team MAC South- 
ern Division as a defensive back, and to 
the All-Pennsylvania honorable mention 

Last year he was the only LVC ath- 
lete to win letters in three sports. As a 
member of the wrestling team, he won his 
third varsity letter in that sport, and as 
a key member of the MAC 1968 lacrosse 
champions, Joe won his second varsity 

On campus Joe has served as president 
of his class and his fraternity. In the 
classroom, Torre, a mathematics major, 
rates as an above average student. 

Anne Prescott Shows At 
Pennsylvania Nationals 

Riding a five year old bay stallion, The 
Short Snorts, Anne Prescott made some 
impressive shows during the Pennsylvania 
National Horse Show to win two ribbons 
and the hearts of many spectators. The 
team won a second place ribbon in the 
amateur stallion and gelding class and 
came back the next night to get third 
place in the amateur stake class against 
some of the toughest competition that the 
northeastern states have to offer. 

The Short Snorts is stabled in the C. A. 
Bobo and Son Stables in Shelbyville, 
Tennessee, and Anne had not ridden since 
returning to school. Mr. Bobo rode the 
horse in the championship stake class 
to another third place ribbon on Saturday 
under the scrutiny of Judge Clyde Orton. 
These three ribbons were the best that 
Anne had ever done at this show and was 
a fitting way to end a good show season. 
Just before returning to LVC this fall 
she rode the Short Snorts to an eighth 
place in the amateur stallion class in the 
Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration out 
of a field of sixty-eight horses. 

We might add that we asked Anne why 
the horse is named the Short Snorts and 
found out that he snorts with every proud 
step that he takes. One can tell by looking 
at this team as they enter the ring that 
they enjoy each show and are a proud 
team. We're proud of you too, and con- 
gratulations on a successful show season. 

Students and faculty engage in a 
capitalistic pastime, 

Lions' Jinx Still Holds 
In Well-Matched Battle 


Lebanon, Pa. — The Lions of Albright 
College, who are considered to be the 
biggest rivalry of the year for L.V.C., 
once again narrowly squeaked by a tough 
L.V.C. defensive eleven. Every time both 
squads engage in this annual battle, the 
Lions of Reading, Pa. seem to have a 
strange and mysterious jinx on our own 
Flying Dutchmen. 

This past Saturday an estimated crowd 
of 1400 at the Dutchmen's home field, 
L.H.S. Stadium, Albright edged L.V.C. by 
a score of 7-6, and in doing so they 
stretched their undefeated conference rec- 
ord to 6-0. The Lions are now 7-1 over- 
all, while after losing their third straight, 
the Dutchmen are 3-3 in the MAC. How- 
ever, Valley has lost its last two games by 
three points. 

Even though the Dutchmen were on 
the short end of the stick as the time ex- 
pired, they still salvaged some important 
and gratifying records. Greg Teter, soph- 
omore end from Etters, Pa. established a 
new Middle Atlantic Conference (College 
Division) pass-reception record for one 
season by boosting his total to 46. Charles 
Wogenrich, Muhlenberg, had 44 in 1965. 
With two games remaining, Teter holds or 
shares three MAC records. He caught 15 
in one game last year and latched onto 
three TD aerials in a single game. The 
sophomore holds all L.V.C. records in 

Early hopes up 

Freshman John Holbrook, soccer-style 
booter, set a new record with 41 -yard field 
goal. The former school record was 38 

From the opening first quarter play, a 
7-yard fling from Bruce Decker to Teter, 
the Dutchmen appeared to be out to 
break the so-called Albright jinx. Two 
plays later defensive tackle Tom Sweeney 
recovered an L.V.C. fumble on the Val- 
ley's 34-yard line. 

The Valley's stingy defensive eleven 
then held the Lions to what appeared to 
be a 40-yard field goal attempt. However, 
Bill Cooper faked, while holder and 
quarterback Jim Strohl rushed for an Al- 
bright first down. 

The see-saw style of the game began 
to formulate when Albright workhorse 
Dennis Zimmerman fumbled on the LVC 
3-yard line. Steve Brandsbery was credited 
with the recovery. 

After two brief exchanges the Lions 
again controlled the ball on a pass-inter- 
ception by Cooper. Albright hit paydirt 
with 7:46 remaining in the first quarter 
on a one-yard plunge by Denny Zimmer- 
man. The P.A.T. attempt was good and 
L.V.C. trailed at this point 7-0. It turned 
out that the Lions now had enough points 
to win the game. 

Towards the end of the first quarter 
with approximately 2:52 remaining, John 
Holbrook from Congers, N. Y. attempted 
a 37-yard field goal. The try was just 
short of the crossbar. 

The second period scoring was just as 
limted as the first, since the only scoring 
came with about 1:17 remaining in the 
first half. J. Holbrook "split the uprights" 

on his record attempt for a 34-yard field 
goal. This score was set up on a fumble 
recovery by Jerry Beardsley. Valley 
trailed at the half by a 7-3 score. 

Late defensive surges 

As the second half unfolded, the Dutch- 
men played never-give-up football. They 
scored quickly on J. Holbrook's record- 
breaking second three point play of the 
game. This score was set up on a pass- 
interception by Bob Morris. The Dutch- 
men now trailed by one point, 7-6. 

This was the extent of the scoring for 
the third period, as well as the fourth. 
There were, however, some outstanding 
plays in the third quarter. Bob Holbrook 
recovered a punt fumble by Denny Iezzi. 
teff Rowe also had a nice break-up of an 
option play pass by Denny Zimmerman. 

In the final quarter both teams con- 
trolled the ball several times, however, 
neither could score as both defensive 
elevens were superb. 

Zimmerman emerged as the game's 
leading ground gainer, carrying 45 times 
for 119 yards and one touchdown. 

The Lions also fumbled three times 
and lost possession each time. 

Terry Light was on the sidelines after 
sustaining an inujry in last week's home- 
coming game against F. & M. 

The Flying Dutchmen will take to the 
road this coming Saturday as they travel 
to Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
Kickoff time is slated for 2:00 P.M. 
This game is without a doubt the tough- 
est of the season for LVC. Let's have 
plenty of students traveling to the game 
to support our team! 





Total Yardage 



Yards Passing 



Yards Rushing 



First Downs 



Passes Complete 









Yards Penalized 



Punt Average 

36 yds. 



Passes Incomplete 



ATTENTION: This is the last week 
to sign up for intramural basketball. 

Larry Fenner and Cynthia Melman in a 
scene from "Oh Dad..." 

The Dutchmen blocking wall makes room for ballcarrier in tough effort 
against Albright 

VoLXLV — No. 7 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, November 21, 1968 

Scott Hubscher Wins Presidency 

Of Frosh Class; Calls For Unity 

Scott Hubscher was elected president of 
the Class of '72 at LVC on November 18. 

A native of Trenton, N. J., he attended 
St. Anthony's High School, where he was 
vice president of his class in his soph- 
omore, junior and senior years. He was 
also president of the Science Club, 
president of the Chemistry Club, and 
captain of the football team in his junior 
and senior years. He offers experience as 
bis best qualification. 

The election was close, with Scott 
emerging as the victor by 10 votes over 
2nd place candidate, Bob Holbrook. Scott 
carried most of Kreider's votes. He at- 
tributes his success to his campaign man- 
agers, Dave Stein and Jim Wilson, and 
he wishes to thank everyone who helped 
out with his campaign. 

Strengths in activities 

He feels that the Class of '72 needs to 
be unified, and that this can be accom- 
plished by activities, because everyone 
will be working toward a common goal. 
When asked if everyone will support these 
activities, he answered, "I hope tthey will." 
His plans are the skating rink in front of 
the Library, a ski week-end, dances, and 
concerts. The groups he has in mind are 
Jay and the Americans, the New York 
Rock and Roll Ensemble, the Von Dells, 
and the Princemen. Another idea of his is 
to set up a freshmen advisory board by 

which he can plan according to the de- 
sires of the class. 

Scott thinks the communications on 
campus should be improved because with 
the announcements made in the dining 
ball, commuters and residents not eating 
there aren't always aware of what's going 
on on campus. He believes the public 
address in the dining hall could be im- 
proved so students can hear the announce- 
ments. He would like to see the bulletin 
board by Carnegie Lounge put into active 
use, and a bulletin board installed in the 
Quad. Another suggestion is to have an- 
nouncements made in the Chapel, before 
the speaker is introduced. 

Hours satisfactory 

On "in loco parentis" he states, "Guys 
don't have as many restrictions." The 
only complaint Scott has concerning the 
girl's hours is that first semester freshmen 
girls have to be in by 10. Since the Library 
doesn't close until 10:30, they can't even 
use the library as long as upperclass 
women. Other than that, he sees nothing 
wrong with the hours. Smoking, he be- 
lieves, should be left up to each girl's 

In conclusion, he said, "If the Class of 
'72 is to accomplish anything, it will need 
the support of everyone in the class. 
Start thinking as a whole, instead of in- 

The Beautiful Future 

Directions to these places, further de- 
tails, and car pool information may be 
obtained at the English office. Also, any- 
one with additional information about 
coming events is requested to bring it to 
the English office. 


Dec. 6 — The First F & M Soul Review 

Nov. 22, 24 Fellini's "SV2" (Italy, 1963) 
Dec. 7, 8 "The Penthouse" (England, 


Dec. 6— "The Servant" 

Dec. 5 — Judy Collins 

(21 S. Belmont St.) 
Nov. 22, 23, 26-30, Dec. 2, 3— "The Lion 
in Winter" 

(4445 Main St., Manayunk, Pa.) 
Nov. 29— Charles Lloyd 
Mandrake Memorial 

Navy Will Be Recruiting 
LV Students Tomorrow 

A naval aviation information team from 
the naval air station, Willow Grove, Penn- 
sylvania, will be at Lebanon Valley Col- 
le ge on November 22, 1968. They will 
counsel male college students on the op- 
portunities of a commission as a naval 
av 'iation officer. Mental exams — multiple 
choice, will be offered to interested stu- 
dents at their convenience. Several pro- 
grams are available in naval aviation: 
Seniors can qualify for pilot, flight officer, 
0r air intelligence officer and go on 
ac tive duty after graduation. Students 
should inquire into these programs in 
their junior year. Second Semester Soph- 
omores and Juniors may apply for sum- 
rne r training programs (aviation reserve 
officer candidate) which leads to a com- 
mission and flight training. Students with 
les s than 20/20 vision are eligible for 
such programs as flight officer and in- 
telligence officer. 

Students are invited to stop by the 
na ck Bar to investigate the opportunities 
of flying with the United States Navy. 


Dean Ehrhart has announced that the 
pass-fail system, as outlined in the last 
issue of La Vie, has been approved by 
President Sample and the faculty. The 
program will go into effect next Septem- 
ber subject to any later changes deemed 
necessary. Expansion or reduction of the 
system will be dependent upon evaluation 
of the program after it is in practice. 

Also noteworthy is a suggestion made 
at the last faculty meeting concerning the 
proposed all-college symposium. It has 
been suggested and generally approved by 
the faculty that this program be struc- 
tured in such a way which will not limit 
the possibilities to guest speakers. One 
idea entertained was the possibility of a 
campus art festival. Further suggestions 
should be directed toward Dean Ehrhart. 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) 


In response to a plea from Trinka 
Salmon, '67, the sisters of AA% are 
collecting magazine pictures for use in 
Trinka's Peace Corps classroom in 
Sarawak, Malasia. Delphian would ap- 
preciate any pictures or magazines 
anyone would like to contribue. Con- 
tact Debbie Strickler, 318 Mary 

Jerry Burns, one of the pei formers at the 
Valley's evening of folk and blues 

Students gather in the varied sounds of the first LV Folk-Fest, and find much 
to enjoy in a break from work 

From FSC: 

Faculty Student Council News 
The Faculty Student Council has form- 
ed a committee to investigate Student 
Government at LVC. Members of this 
committee are Al Clipp, chairman; Nancie 
Hummel, Donna Fluke, Gere Reist, Scott 
Ryland, Paula Hess, Greg Scott, Debbie 
Strickler, and Dean Burkholder. 

At the FSC meeting on Monday, Nov- 
ember 11, the Student Government Com- 
mittee proposed that a 15 member com- 
mittee be established to study student 
government at LVC. This committee 
would be created by President Sample, 
and would be composed of students, 
faculty, administration, board of trustees, 
alumni, and community members. 

The Student Government Committee 
suggested the following areas of study for 
its proposed committee: 

1 . Inconsistency between the role played 
by the governing bodies and that role pre- 
scribed for them by their constitutions. 

2. The four governing bodies at LVC 
act in a manner inconsistent with each 

3. Relationship of Student Deans to 
student government. 

4. Double standard between men's and 
women's rules. 

5. Relationship of FSC to the four gov- 
erning organizations. 

6. Clarification of the function of the 
Faculty Committee on Student Affairs. 

7. Conviction of LVC students that 
the college does not have a moral right 
to impose social legislation of any kind 
upon the student body. 

The committee also listed three sources 
of information which must be taken into 
account in a study of Student Govern- 

1. Survey of student opinion. 

2. Survey of parental opinion. 

3. Existing methods of handling stu- 
dent government in liberal arts institu- 
tions comparable to our own. 

At the same meeting, Jim Heath dis- 
cussed with FSC the petition, signed by 
575 students, which advocates a system 
of student government independent of the 
LVC administration. It was Jim's feeling 
that the issue of student government 
would only become bogged down if it 
were discussed in a committee such as the 
one proposed by the FSC Student Gov- 
ernment Committee. If the students want 
an independent governing body, they 
should also discuss the issue indepen- 

On Wednesday, November 20, the peti- 
tion for independent student government 
will be taken to President Sample. In 
light of this fact, FSC has not yet taken 
action on the proposal of the FSC Stu- 
dent Government Committee. The matter 
of student government at LVC will again 
be discussed at the Faculty Student Coun- 
cil meeting on Monday, November 25 at 

Grad Schools Hurt 
By Future Call-Up 

WASHINGTON (CPS)— Although the 
nation's graduate schools did not face the 
70 per cent reduction in fall enrollment 
some predicated last year because of the 
draft, the second semester crunch may 
hurt them badly. 

Most universities were taken by sur- 
prise this fall, when the 25-50 per cent of 
their students expecting to be drafted re- 
turned to school after all. Some universi- 
ties, which had accepted more graduate 
students than they could handle in order 
to make up for the draft's toll, have been 
faced with money and housing shortages — 
and too many students. 

They had failed to calculate this fall's 
election and its ramifications on the draft 
in their estimates last spring. 

In February, when the Selective Service 
System announced that graduate students 
would no longer be deferred "in the na- 
tional interest," both universities and the 
government predicted that schools might 
lose up to 70 per cent of their first-year 
students. They forecast a great increase 
in female and middl-eaged graduate stu- 

The English Department would like 
to announce a used book sale to be 
conducted in the library on the first 
three days after Thanskgiving Vaca- 
tion. All proceeds from this sale will 
go to the Ellen J. Bishop Memorial 
Book Fund already established. All 
students and faculty may contribute 
used books to be sold at prices be- 
tween 25 and 50 cents. For further 
information, contact any member of 
the English Department on the library 

You're Invited 

The sisters of AA% and the brothers of 
KAS will present on December 6 in Engle 
Hall the Inter-Collegiate Competitive 

ICCP is a talent contest among various 
campus organizations. A panel of judges 
drawn from faculty and friends will de- 
cide on the recipients of trophies for first 
and second place. 

Bob Walsh is master of ceremonies and 
Diane Simmons will impersonate the 
Kalo bunny. 

Tickets will be sold at the door. 

4:15 p.m. in the Chapel Lecture Hall. At 
that time, President Sample's decision 
about the students' petition will be known. 
It is the hope of the Faculty Student 
Council that those 575 students who were 
concerned enough to sign the petition 
will be concerned enough to attend this 


Harvard Sociologist Reisman 
Declares Faculty, Formerly 
''Persecuted," Now Powerful 

Washington (CPS)— The beneficiaries 
of recent changes in the role of higher 
education in America are the professors, 
not administrators or students, on the 
nation's campuses, according to sociol- 
ogist David Riesman. 

Riesman, a Harvard sociologist and 
author of The Lonely Crowd and other 
studies of modern man, told college presi- 
dents assembled for a conference of the 
National Association of State Universities 
and Land-Grant Colleges that their facul- 
ties are becoming the most powerful 
group at their schools. 

Riesman said the increased number of 
students who attend (and graduate from) 
college, the interest of business in culture 
and education, and the increased reliance 
of our economic system on trained and 
skilled people, have all tended to "heighten 
the power of the faculty and to lessen the 
relative power of the students, the admin- 
istration, the local community, and the 

Counciling Role 

"The faculty are the gatekeepers of the 
new American meritocracy who decide 
how much further education a person can 
have and the level at which he is to be 
certified," he said. And the professor is 
often the one to whom the student goes 
for answers to his troubled questions 
about life. 

Riesman said, however, that professors 
are not likely to admit their power, be- 
cause they enjoy thinking of themselves 
as a persecuted minority. Like most ris- 
ing or minority groups, he said, "the 
academic community continues to cherish 
its minority status as a basis for further 
claims on the general culture." 

Although academic men are no longer 
regarded as low-class people by the bus- 
iness and social worlds, and although 
American culture is no longer as "Anti- 
intellectual" as it once was, according to 
the sociologist, today's activist students 
are helping the faculty maintain its "per- 
secuted" status. 

The student movement in its most 
radical forms, he claims, is profoundly un- 
aoademic and anti-intellectual in ways 
strongly reminiscent of earlier American 
anti-academic attitudes: 

Condemnation of history 

"One can see developing, around San 
Francisco State College, Wayne State 
University, or the new University of 
Massachusetts at Boston, small cadres of 
activist students who are academically 
highly capable, but who find reasons to 
reject the academic as irrelevant, con- 
servative or biased ... If the businessmen 
of an earlier epoch attacked the professors 
as impractical and unworldly men, stu- 
dent radicals today attack them for being 
irrelevant and uncommitted. Many of 
them would agree with Henry Ford that 
history is bunk, seeing history mainly as 
a source of cautionary tales warning 
against revoking reaction." 

The "non-conformist, radical students" 
on many campuses, Riesman said, are able 
to marshall support among the "more col- 
legiate" students because the latter, like 
the radicals, "object to anything com- 
pulsory, whether it is dormitory hours for 
women or distribution requirements in the 

The moderate students are bound to the 
militants also by one overriding "Extra- 
mural" factor, Riesman said. That is the 
draft and its consequences for the student 
in terms of ethical dilemmas and choices: 
"The situation that the country is in puts 
the college students into these ethical 
dilemmas if they are at all sensitive, har- 
rasses them with the feeling that they are 
unduly privileged in an era when privilege 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, November 21, 1968 


The purpose of FSC, as stated in Article II of its constitution says, 
"It shall be the purpose of the Faculty-Student Council to foster under- 
standing and cooperation between the students and the faculty of Lebanon 
Valley College, and to advance the welfare of the student body through the 
coordination of student activities." We think this is admirable. Indeed, 
the intent of having a common meeting ground for students and faculty 
seems to us a necessity for a college. And if the FSC were in fact operating 
in this manner we would all have good reason to feel that there is a valid 
chance of having ideas and opinions aired and considered through our 
FSC representatives. Butit doesn't work this way. 

It dosn't work this way because the Faculty-Student Council is no such 
thing. It is, by virtue of its current organization, an Administration-Stu- 
dent Council. The three "faculty representatives" are the Dean of Men, 
the Dean of Women, and the College Chaplain. We need not quibble 
over the technicalities (the Deans each "teach" in the amount of a six week 
freshman orientation course for no credit.) We're concerned with the 
simple and obvious fact that these three people do not, by any stretch of 
the imagination, represent the faculty. They represent the Administration. 

How did this come about? Consider Article IV (Membership). 

No. 1: "The Faculty-Student Council shall be composed of one (1) 
elected representative from each recognized student organization and three 
(3) representatives from the Faculty . . ." No elections needed. But one 
can change an organization; that's what ammendments are all about. Con- 
sider, then, Article VIII (Amendment): "This constitution may be 
amended or revised b ya two-thirds vote of the Faculty-Student Council 
. . . provided the Faculty approves." How about that. 

In view of this we suspect the legitimacy of FSC, and also, therefore, 
suspect any transactions which come out of the organization. That noth- 
ing has been done about this for so long leaves us appalled. The petition 
mentioned on this page last week showed a final support of almost 5/ 6ths 
of the resident student body for an independant student government. That 
this petition had to circulate outside FSC, and that it did so with such wide 
reception, only attests to the frustrating circumstances which exist with 
reference to communication on this campus, particularly in FSC. 

The answer to this problem lies not in the circulation of more peti- 
tions, but rather lies in the FSC itself. We are referring particularly to the 
President of that organization. He has already displayed a sincere interest 
in making FSC an effective organization. We would urge him, and all 
FSC student representatives, therefore, to face the crucial problem — the 
first order of businesss, we think — of restructuring FSC. Only until this is 
accomplished, only until FSC begins to act in accordance with the laws of 
its own constitution, can we begin to respect its decisions and feel, too, that 
there is an open free atmosphere for honest discussion and debate between 
students and faculty at LVC. J. H. 

Letters To The Editor 

La Vie urges all students who signed the recent petition on student govern- 
ment to attend the FSC meeting on Monday, November 25, at 4:15 in the Chapel 
lecture hall. Now is the time to support your signature with action. 

ICa Hi? (flullr-gtrtme 

A Good 


... Is More 
Than A Torch 



Established 1925 

Vol. XLV — No. 7 Thursday, November 21, 1968 

Editor-in-Chief Albert Schmick 71 

Associate Editor Mary Ann Horn '69 

News Editor Peter Lewin '70 

Feature Editor Dave Bartholomew '69 

Sports Editor Jerry Powell 72 

Photography Editor Paul Clawser 71 

Layout Editor Anne Prescott '69 

Exchange Editor Mary Jane Lentz '69 

Business Manager Allen Steffy '69 

Staff: Diane Wilkins, Jane Snyder, Glenn Beidel, Jim Bowman, Marion Mylly, Jim 
Davis, Margaret Heyboer, Phyllis Eberhart, Larry Reidman, Harvey Gregory. 
Joanne Sockle, Barb Andrews, Dennis Nagy, Jean Kerschner, Dave Stottlemeyer, 
Marcia Sink, Linda Brennan, Jim Freas, Tom Albert, Michelle Marquis, Sue 
DeLong, Tom Hostetter, Chuck Isselee, Karen Wallner, Jim Heath, Kathy 
Mason, Carol Grove, Linda Waddington. 
Advisor Mr. Richard V. Showers 

La Vie Collegienne is published every Thursday by the students of Lebanon Valley College 
and is printed by Church Center Press, Myerstown, Pa. Offices are located in Carnegie Lounge, 
second floor. Annual subscription rates (non-college personnel): $4.00. 

To the Editor: 

This year, partly due to the less icy 
climate provided by the now frequent 
billows of hot air on campus, more than 
ever, there seems to be a far more vocal 
feud between two well-meaning factions. 
We all know those who are involved, 
quite simply, they are: those who do little; 
and those who criticize the way they do 

The case most readily at hand is that 
of a two and one half column character 
assassination of a dramatic director. 
While the criticism may be valid, such 
"criticism" should not be set forth at the 
cost of neglecting to criticize the perform- 
ance itself. Mr. Kopit's play was criticized 
when it premiered a few years ago, but 
LVC's production of that play was not, 
and has yet to be. 

Examine surroundings 

When making noise of any sort on a 
campus such as LVC's, one first 
must ask whether the type of noise one 
is making has any value. Next, one must 
ask if the noise being made is relevant 
to the time and place of the noise-making. 
Therefore, it seems to me that it would be 
better for ourselves, as well as for the 
whole campus if those people who insist 
on being mediocre and those who criticize 
their mediocrity, took a look around 
themselves to examine their surroundings, 
and question the value of their production 
in terms of the environment, and re- 
sources from which it came, and judge 
by those standards, rather than the stan- 
dards of some unrelated civilization. 

The easiest solution to this little feud 
is to have the groups which work hard to 
achieve their mediocrity disband, thereby 
eliminating the need for creative and con- 
structive critics (of any sort). There will 
always be critics. There should always be. 
Everyone needs to be told every so often 
that they are doing badly. The critics 
themselves are no exception. 

I hereby plea, for the critics on, for, 
and against this campus, to confine their 
remarks, suggestions and opinions to that 
which has direct bearing on us, at LVC. 

— Mike Reidy 

* # Jfs 

To the Editor: 

In response to Mr. Bartholomew's prob- 
lem with organ pipes and Hershey kisses 
I submit one possible solution. The 
Chapel organ contains 3,491 pipes, of 
which approximately 1,587 are too small 
for any kisses. The remaining 1,904 pipes 
could hold approximately 94,754 kisses, 
or 92,013 if they are foil-wrapped. (As a 
matter of interest, the 12 largest pipes, 
ranging in size from 15 to 29 Vi feet long, 
account for about one-half of that num- 
ber. ) If my solution is most nearly correct 
of those entered, what do I win — an organ 
or a chocolate bar? 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jan H. Wubbena, '69, Organist 

Since your estimate is off by approxi- 
mately four kisses, you win the alternate 
prize of a free tour through the Hershey 
Chocolate factory. — Ed. 

To the Editor: 

I would like to extend my appreciation 
to Pete Lewin and "Quin" Garbrick for 
their help in the Organization of the LVC 
Folk Festival. I would also like to corn- 
pdiment Bob Walsh on the fine job he did 
as M.C. I felt that the concert ran quite 
smoothly, and considering the conflict 
for which I apologize, I also felt that 
it was well attended. The audience was 
attentive and seemed pleased with not only 
the variety shown by the groups, but also 
by the talent and quality of the groups. 

On the whole, we felt that the con- 
cert was a great success and that if some- 
thing like this were to be repeated, it 
would be an even greater success. Finally, 
I would like to thank the students who 
attended the concert and would like to 
relay the appreciation of the singers for 
the acceptance, conduct, and attentive- 
ness shown them by the students. 

— Sam Kline 

To the Editor: 

Our college waited one hundred years 
for a chapel of our own and finally we 
have one which many people consider the 
most aesthetic structure on our campus. 

It towers over every other building on the 
campus and, in fact, every other building 
in Annville. 

Our chapel building program was com- 
pleted when I was a Sophomore and now 
I am a Senior. But in these years since 
completion I have looked at the structure 
with both admiration and heartbreak. Sev- 
eral weeks ago the organ valued at more 
than one hundred thousand dollars was 
dedicated. The one negative criticism 
which over-rides all other criticisms is one 
ladder probably valued at over ten cents. 
For two years other ladders have been 
put against the walls and men have 
climbed to the rooftop yet they have 
failed to remove the "stunning" wooden 
ladder from the south side of th roof. I 
have never felt that the ladder added any 
beauty to the chapel and I am sure the 
rest of the college family and the visitors 
to the campus do not find much beauty in 

What is the solution to the removal of 
this ladder? Do we, the students, remove 
it? or do the general contractors re- 
move it? or does the maintenance depart- 
ment remove it? Hopefully when I return 
to the campus tomorrow the ladder will 
have found a new home. 

Peacefully Yours, 
Carl Marshall 

A Faculty View 

To say that there is something happen- 
ing on this campus seems a safe enough 
observation, even if it is really obvious 
only to involved insiders (and for 'in- 
siders' you may read 'students,' 'faculty,' 
and 'administration'). Petitions are 
thought up, haggled over in some noisy 
corner of the snack bar, and circulated 
with varying success, for the needed sig- 
natures. Panels are arranged, speakers 
booked, deans deny and decry, and ad- 
ministrators do what they are expected 
to do. Charges are leveled, sometimes with 
substantiation; countercharges rebound 
from the charges' targets, also with some- 
times evident justification. The newspaper 
this year, so far, is certainly much more 
than a torch, and its columns seem to have 
taken on the air of a geriatric patient who 
has lately discovered the delights of Oval- 
tine laced with May wine. And in the 
midst of all this activity — one must re- 
sist any possible temptation to call it 
'frenzied,' for it really isn't that way at 
all, and besides this is only November — 
classes still meet, for the most part, and 
grades are still parcelled out to the ac- 
companiment of either gnashing of teeth 
or joyous roars (genteel titters and mild 
shrieks in the case of the coeds), as the 
case may be. 


Yet, and to steal a line from Michael 
Oaiine, 'what's it all about?' Has revol- 
ution finally come to Annville? Are there 
hoards of eager Yippies encamped on the 
hill above the cemetery, waiting for the 
word from some provocateur hidden in 
the good grey ranks of the student body 
to come swarming over the campus, fill- 
ing the air with shouts of 'Pig!'? Are the 
cadres of SDS even now secretly en- 
trenched on the far side of the Quittie, 
patiently biding their time and hand- 
lettering their placards till they are moved, 
dialectically speaking, to infiltrate the 
classrooms and occupy the chapel (and if 
ihey did, would even they know what to 
do with it?)? Is Stokely (or Rap) really 
walking the halls at this very moment 
wearing whiteface, disguised as a gentle 
sophomore from Myerstown, while he 
notes likely places from which to launch 
guerrilla forays against the college hon- 
kies? Are we shortly to witness the rare 
treat of a death-duel between student 
Maoists and Trotskyites, who no doubt 
will bombard each other with slim, red- 
bound volumes of pithy sayings culled 
from the speeches of their respective 
gurus? Is the Red Guard, South Central 
Pennsylvania Brigade, really hiding in a 
cave under the athletic field, undisturbed 
save for the noise from the various extra- 
curricular activities above while waiting 
their leaders' command to storm across 
the tracks and plaster the college build- 
ings with denunciatory posters? Or could 
James Farmer actually be planning a 
triumphant return to resume his nefarious 
subversions and maybe even demand a 

position as assistant dean of students so 
*s to set his campus people (all four of 
them) free? 

A summoning of courage 

No, this does not seem to be what it 
is all about, even though it may be what 
is happening in some other places. What 
it is really all about is that Valley students 
at least some of them, have decided to say 
and do things which they have apparently 
wanted to say and do for quite some time, 
but for which they had previously lacked 
strength, ability, or genuine motivation. 
So it is not so much that a revolution is 
brewing here, though it may seem revol- 
utionary in comparison with what was 
the case previously. Rather it is that for 
various reasons some students (one hopes 
it is a healthy proportion of them) now 
realize that they ought not be treated as 
they were in high school, even though they 
may at times, through faults not entirely 
their own, act as if they were still of high 
school age. It is that Valley students, now 
taking seriously their mentors' charge that 
college somehow has something to do 
with adulthood and responsibility, have 
finally persuaded themselves to challenge 
these mentors to a real discussion of what 
these terms actually denote; and to inquire 
why, for example, if they are to act in a 
responsible way, as conscious and free 
individuals, they are not always afforded 
the full opportunity to do so. Taking their 
cue from Berkeley and Columbia, and 
what was needed there is not necessarily 
needed here (and it is just possible that 
what transpired at those places ought not 
to have transpired at all). 

Slowly a start 

There are many obvious needs now to 
be considered for this college. By re- 
cognizing some of them the students have 
at last begun the positive labor of slowly 
opening the door to some sort of im- 
provement. Whether or not the door to 
what may be termed 'ultimate improve- 
ment' is ever opened is up to these same 
students — as well as it is to the rest of 
the involved insiders. It would appear that 
each of us, as being involved on the 
inside here, has a bit of work to do, 
especially when one thinks in terms of 
improved classroom and laboratory facili- 
ties, student financial aid, wherein we are 
the lowest of the areas 's non-public col- 
leges and in which our nearest com- 
petitor offers approximately twice as 
much, and enlarged library holdings and 
higher library budgetary allotments. Per- 
haps most lamentably of all, we still have 
yet to offer anything substantially dif- 
ferent than what is available at a nearby 
state college, and which may be had by 
their students at about one-third the cost. 

Warren K. A. Thompson 

Campus Scene 

President Sample's car seems to be 
sort of an ego projection. His vehicle is 
the Executive model of that particular 
make. Interesting, eh. Suppose other 
members of the administration and fac- 
ulty had cars to suit their jobs and per- 
sonalities. We would then have Dean 
Faust in an elaborate Victorian carriage 
(a oar does not suit in this case), Dr. 
Riley in a Ford Econoline, and Dr. Fehr 
on a motorcycle. Dean Ehrhart would 
have to walk everywhere because he 
couldn't decide what kind of car to buy. 
Mother Millard would do well in a sec- 
ond hand Chicken Delight truck, Dr. 
Struble in a Model T Ford, Dr. Hess in a 
motorboat, and Dr. Bemesderfer driving 
a Sunday school bus. And of course Dean 
Marquette on a bicycle. 

We seem to be getting fascinating 
chapel speakers who don't show up. (The 
best chapel in years!) However, there was 
a bit of disappointment in that after the 
scripture reading on sexual morality, the 
intended speaker would have a good act 
to follow up . . . 

Since FSC will be throwing away about 
$10,000 of our hard earned money we 
pay in part, in the form of activity fees 
on a group already booked for two ap- 
pearances in this area, why don't we de- 
mand our money back so it is not wasted? 
Money is money. And $10,000, thrown 

a : 



La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, November 21, 1968 




Being sensitive to the moods and move- 
ments of the student body, I have noted 
a n undercurrent of resentment to the new 
chapel organ. Certainly students have 
the right to question the expenditure of 
a hundred-thousand dollars when the 
money could have been well-employed 
elsewhere. Some of the criticism comes 
from the hard-core nihilistic malcontents 
f the campus, some from those who sim- 
ply don't like organ music, and some 
from those who feel the organ represents 
a pandering to the minority at the ex- 
pense of the majority. Such heroic expen- 
ditures should be made with the majority 
in mind, yet this apparently was not the 
case. To make the best of a bad show : 
I now extend a modest proposal which 
will bring satisfaction to a greater number 
of students, as well as increase the prestige 
of the college and recoup the capital 
invested in this wondrous instrument. 

The plan is simple. The organ is one of 
the largest on the East Coast. I suggest 
using this grand fact to capitalize on the 
local tourist trade, which is already quite 
extensive. An inexpensive advertising 
campaign would be necessary. I propose 
a series of Burma Shave type signs on 
local roads; a typical slogan could be 
"Some schools have a social life. Some 
are steeped in knowledge. We have an 
organ, that's enough. Lebanon Valley 

A free deal 

A nominal fee could be charged for 
seeing the organ. A coin-operative attach- 
ment could be used for those wishing to 
play. Praying, of course, would be 
free. Perhaps it should even be required. 
A further source of revenue would be 
souvenirs of the regular Pennsylvania 
Dutch variety. For this, the SCA confer- 
ence room would do nicely, as it is used 
for little else. To assure efficient opera- 
tion, the stand should be placed under 
the bookstore management. 

I also propose using the dormitories 
as tourist homes. This is sound economic- 
ally, as summer is the least expensive sea- 
son to operate housing. The only change 
I offer is that female tourists receive only 
nine o'clock permissions. This makes 
sense, for there is little to see in the area 

after that hour and the women need the 
protection anyway. 

In the off-season, the boredom of Ann- 
villains and Valley students could also be 
turned to profit. That organ music and 
roller-skating are traditionally compatible 
is common knoweldge. The admission of 
skaters therefore seems a natural project. 
Revenue could be had from admission 
fees and from a skate rental concession. 
Some of the unnecessary pews would have 
to be removed to ease the flow of skaters; 
these could be re-installed for the one 
or two annual affairs that fill the chapel. 
The organists would have to add "Daisy, 
Daisy" and "Let Me Call You Sweet- 
heart"to their repertoires, but students 
could also skate to hymns. This would 
provide the mass-participation religious 
experience that the college seeks; perhaps 
it could ultimately replace chapel services. 
Praying would of course be free; perhaps 
it should be required. 

Self-perpetuating fund 

As a third method of income, I suggest 
the use of the organ to record sound 
tracks for daytime television serials. This 
seems an extremely appropriate enter- 
prise. Moreover, income from re-broad- 
casts of the programs would continue long 
after the organ itself has passed into ob- 

This last introduces my final recom- 
mendation for redeeming the cost of the 
organ and demonstrating its value to the 
students. When its us.fulness has ended, 
I advise its sale to the Coast Guard as a 
fog horn. 

Such public service is fitting for an 
instrument thai will have done so much 
to lift the religious fog, so to speak, 
from the Valley student body. I antici- 
pate that the organ will have inspired such 
religious zeal that chapel and recreation 
will be synonymous. No student center 
would then be necessary. Thus, the entire 
revenue from this first organ could logic- 
ally be spent for a second and better one, 
whence the cycle begins again. 

I hope that administrators will take 
this plan seriously, for it is both emi- 
nently practical and in keeping with the 
avowed goals of the College. I welcome 
commentary on the proposal. 


Dave Bartholomew 

"And the children call him famous 
What the old men call insane 
And sometimes he's so nameless 
That he hardly knows what games 

to play what words to say 
And I should have told him 'No, 
you're not old — . . . . " 

from "Lather" 
(G. Slick) 

An ad appearing in Time magazine 
asserts that "Howard Johnson's designed 
a motor lodge for the man who travels 
°n business." And below these words 
(perhaps lying closer to the truth): "For 
instance, a four inch longer bed for big 
business types." Or is it a longer bed for 
types who take their business big. . .? 

The N. Y. Times recently reported a 
Protest to the Viet Nam war in which 
four demonstrators stripped off their 
clothes and distributed literature to pass- 
es-by. As an added attraction, body 
Painter Yayoi Kusama displayed her tal- 
e nt upon the four which the attention-ar- 
rested crowd probably appreciated as "Art 
for Art's sake." One of the participators, 
Paul Sanford, said that this was only 
one of a series of similar nude protests for 
w h:ch they'd never been arrested "be- 
cause the police can never get anyone in 
l he- crowd to complain." Thus we find 
^e naked truth in typical America. The 
A *nies, of course, covered the incident 
as Part of their "All the nudes that's fit 
to print" philosophy. 


•••when Andy Warhol, pop artist and 
'hnmaker, sketched women's handbags 
ari( l gloves for the advertising department 
of Bonwit Teller in N.Y.C.? 

An AP newstory notes that in Western 
United States, Prairie Dogs are famous 
for their tunnel-laced underground towns. 
One such Super City "in Texas measured 
250 miles long and 150 miles wide." Of 
course, we've all heard these Texan tales 
before .... 

In response to the blandly verbose and 
repetitious letter published in La Vie last 
week concerning the FSC, and includ- 
ing various asundry remarks against 
the present writer: I propose that the sup- 
posed signature affixed to it is utterly 
false and that a dire deceit has been per- 
petrated upon not only Mr. Burkholder 
but myself and La Vie as well. 

I have had an acquaintance with Mr. 
Burkholder and am assured that the letter 
O False and Grievous Document! — could 
not be the penned product of a man with 
the intellectual capacity and personality 
depth of Mr. Burkholder. 

The writer of the letter has no realistic 
grasp of FSC as, I am assured, Mr. 
Burkholder has as its president. A quick 
glance at the organization's charter will 
enable anyone (who is lucky enough to 
acquire one — they are as scarce as white 
elephants, women's rule books, etc.) to 
realize that FSC is merely an administra- 
tive body that only entails the power to 
discuss ideas and recommend changes 
with no surety of action. FSC is not a 
governing body with rule-changing powers 
and cannot possibly be under its present 
rather illogical structure. I'm sure Mr. 
Burkholder is as well aware of this situa- 
tion as the writer of the letter is not. Even 
the name of the organization itself is 
hypocritical and self-contradictory (FAC- 
ULTY-Student Council) with the only 
permanent representation other than stu- 
dent organizations being Administration, 
viz. both student Deans and the Chap- 

Exact limitations 

The writer compares La Vie to FSC 
(unintentional rhyme: no harmony impli- 
cated) as I am sure a sense of ethical 
self-preservation would refrain Mr. Burk- 
holder from doing so. The writer, in 
saying that La Vie can only propose 
change, doesn't seem to realize that the 
same words state the exact power of 
FSC. And Mr. Burkholder would never 
say concerning student affairs, "Immedi- 
ate action will take place," (as the writer 
of the letter says) which words have the 
ring of an empty idealist's empty promise. 

The writer erroneously asserts that no 
definite action may follow student voic- 
ings in La Vie, particularly my own. 
Yet my first "Potpourri" article on wo- 
men's freedom to smoke resulted in the 
formation of a group of women students 
who circulated a petition urging a rule 
change, which document garnered 2/3 
support of all resident women. The peti- 
tion then became a proposal to Jigger- 
board who last week unanimously voted 
to effect a change. (President Sample 
has since delegated the customary Dean 
of Women's approval of the measure to 
the President's Committee. We await 
results.) My second article resulted in a 
dialogue between Deans Ehrhart and 
Marquette and Mr. Showers and Al 
Schmick and myself, a discussion session 
fusing student and Administration com- 
munication which I appreciated very 
much. La Vie has been the only official 
and strongest voice in support of the stu- 
dents' rights petition which united 5/6 of 
the resident students. I ask the letter 
writer, can FSC with its boggy commit- 
tees boast of such "immediate action" in 
less than three months' period of time? 
Each student might well ask himself, 
"What has FSC indeed ever done for me 
while I've been a student here as far as 
bringing change to LVC?" 

Up to potential?- 

The writer acknowledges no weakness- 
es in FSC. But a myriad of deficiencies 
do exist, as I am sure the capable Mr. 
Burkholder is well aware. The latter 
would never assert, for example, that 
FSC is structured "specifically to . . . re- 
solve issues for the students." The writer 
claims, as the righteous Mr. Burkholder 
could never do, that FSC is the perfect 
channel for dialogue although it is not 
used by the students, which latter fact, I 
say, proves FSC is not an effective po- 
tential channel for student action. Other- 
wise, unless all FSC students were dolts, it 
would have been previously utilized. 
Rightfully, students, supported by FSC's 
rather stagnant history in this area, have 
absolutely no faith in the organization. 

This illicit writer plagiarizing good Mr. 
Burkholder's honest name — an Ignomin- 
ious Action! — seems to think FSC can be 
effective without altering its structure. I 
am assured Mr. Burkholder knows that 
La Vie did not become an efficient means 
of dialogue by magic. The paper had to 
change format, organization, structure, 
and image for it to become valid, as Mr. 
Burkholder realizes. Yet the writer rather 
lame-duckedly assures us that FSC need 
not restructure to fulfill all that his letter 
contains (when in reality a complete 
re-organization and re-chartering is dread- 
fully required). Mr. Burkholder has too 
complete a knowledge of his organiza- 
tion's to so grossly ignore their presence 
in making a public statement. 

Panel disappointing 

Next, to the parts of the letter which re- 
flect on me personally. Dear friend Mr. 
Burkholder would have had the courage- 
ous justice to have named me instead of 
using unacknowledged quotes in a form 
of tsk tsk writing. I have ably demon- 
strated above that my printed words are 
backed by action, as Mr. Burkholder 
would have been aware since he is so 
conscientiously familiar and responsibly 
concerned with all that occurs on this 
campus. The writer of the letter must, of 
course, refer to the recent rather dis- 
gusting excuse for a Forum on "In Locus 
Parentis." The entire Forum program was 
ineptly handled from its conception as to 
who would sit on the panel and what 
would be discussed, etc., and I finally 
declined appearing in the program. When 
I first accepted a panel position I under- 
stood Miss Faust had also accepted. This 
is called direct confrontation. When she 
dropped out (no pun intended) thus giv- 
ing her the right to ask questions from 
the audience but not having to answer any 

or to defend herself, I felt entitled to the 
same right. I have become a target for 
what I have written but I defend myself 
simply and legally by signing my name to 
my words, a journalistic fact Mr. Burk- 
holder, of course, upholds. The letter 
smacks of the writer's own "distorted" 
ego — the attitude that neither he nor his 
organizaion is in the limelight at the 
moment — a quality, or lack of one, in- 
finitely below the intellect of the literate 
Mr. Burkholder. I see in the letter an 
element of personal jealousy and a de- 
ceptively subtle expression of "he who 
wears his hair long is queer or Hippie," 
a prejudice not in the least to be as- 
sociated with Mr. Burkholder, for whom 
I have an unshakably elevated respect. 
Finally, the writer simply places himself 
in the first category of his own statement 
that either ". . . an imbecile or an in- 
tellectual has the ability to . . . speak 

Mr. Burkholder has been seriously de- 
famed in this matter, and he should not 
rest another night in peace until the true 
letter writer — O Scurrilous Rascal! — is 
brought to justice and public recognition 
for his dastardly deed. 

* * * 

A topical note from the Midlands of 
England ... it seems that when the 
Ohesby village church organ is played, 
so much electricity is used that there is 
not enough power left for nearby farmers 
to operate their milking machines. It 
sounds like a current problem that has a 
significant parallel to LVC. Students' 
minds are constantly being milked in 
Chapel classrooms by an ever-present 
irrelevant Being pounding on the organ 
upstairs as if preparing for a dusk-to- 
dawn hymn-sing. 

* * * 

From Dr. Arthur Ford . . . "if Joanne 
Sockle married Bill Toomey, she would 
then be Joanne Sockle Toomey." For a 
definition of wit see Webster's Dictionary 
or Addison's Spectator, No. 61 and No. 

* * * 

The Calif ornian State Assembly's Crim- 
inal Procedure Committee has been hold- 
ing public hearings, according to the AP 
wire, on the utilization of chemical spray 
devices as a tool for law enforcement. 
Says W. Craig Biddle (Republican) who 
decided to experience the effects of Mace 
to further validate his chairmanship of 
the committee: "I'd rather be shot with 
Mace than a gun. You can't wipe off a 
bullet." Thus we see that a politician can 
also function as a philosopher. 

* sf* * 

"London's Big Ben is not a clock but 
the great hour bell attached to the West- 
minster clock in the Parliament clock 
tower in London." (York Dispatch) 

Yeah, but does it keep good time?? 

* * * 

On a plain sheet of paper, list as many 
titles (as you can remember, no outside 
help now) of record albums made by the 


A Machiavellian Proposal for the Im- 
provement of Campus Life and the 

Supression of Student Disorders 

* * * 

Jl looks as though the Communist-led 
student revolt that is presently sweeping 
the nation has finally come to Lebanon 
Valley: Being as dismayed at this as I'm 
sure the 90% of good, solid, level-headed 
students are, I have formulated a plan for 
reorganization of the curriculum and 
regulation of student life that will not only 
keep the Communist element in our midst 
in check but will at the same time help 
us out financially. 

In the first place, traditional concepts 
of education aimed at producing "intel- 
lectuals" full of booklearning and no com- 
mon sense must be done away with; as 
Governor Wallace so astutely pointed out 
in the recent campaign, the nation is be- 
ing run by pseudo-intellectuals who don't 
understand the problems of the working 
man. Now since this institution is sup- 
posedly in the business of turning out 
future leaders for the country and since, 
further, the emphasis of this institution 
is at least 40 or 50% on booklearning, are 
we not, then, doing no more than pro- 
ducing a passel of pseudo-intellectuals to 

run the country even further into the 
mire? I doubt that anyone can argue my 
point. Taking these two factors together: 
the Communist rebellion and petition 
writing and the production by this col- 
lege every year of another dozen or so 
of pseudo-intellectuals, Communists, or 
Democrats, and coupling it with the fin- 
ancial difficulty of the college, we have 
a very definite and serious problem, but 
by no means an insoluble one. 

Efficiency operations 

Clearly, the first thing to do is to re- 
move from the curriculum all unnecessary 
courses, professors, or departments, as the 
case may be. In my humble opinion, those 
removals would be: the departments of 
English, History, Philosophy, Psychology 
Music, Political Science (as now con- 
stituted), Foreign Languages, Education, 
Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, 
Mathematics, Sociology, Art, and all ap- 
purtenant professors and courses. This 
would, of course, save the college count- 
less thousands of dollars to begin with. 

But there is also the positive aspect of 
my proposal. We would then create in 
their stead two new departments in ad- 
dition to the Religion department: the de- 
parment of Military Science and the de- 
partment of Agricultural Science. Not 
only would this be a great efficiency 
move, it would also produce the good, 
down4o-earth type of people that the 
nation needs. For the military science de- 
partment, we already have a number of 
staff members who have spent sufficient 
time in our armed services to act as in- 
structors, and we could convert the main 
quadrangle into a drill field. For the de- 
partment of agricultural science, we can 
use the football field and the extra land 
we would acquire by tearing down ex- 
traneous buildings for crop raising. In 
the place of the library we could build a 
large barn and storage house for manure 
loaders. I think now, in projecting this 
system, we would have to make manure- 
loading a sub-department under the de- 
partment of agricultural science, given the 
importance of manure-loading to a cur- 
riculum dedicated to turning out leaders 
for the American people. Although I'm 
not sure, perhaps we might have to raise 
manure4oading to full department level. 
Yes, that's much better, for since we all 
recognize the importance of turning out 
citizens who know what it is to work with 
their hands in hard, back-breaking 
toil, and since we all know, the disci- 
pline this sort of thing builds, we 
ought to raise manure-loading to de- 
partment level and, for convenience, 
put both the revised political science 
courses and the religion courses (also 
slightly revised) under it; this we would 
then call, "The Manure-Loading and Re- 
lated Endeavors Department." Needless 
to say, with the money gained from the 
sale of our crops and without the afore- 
said unnecessary expenses, we could quite 
easily keep the college solvent. 

Summoning of military 

Now it is my opinion that this alone 
would do much to keep down the level of 
Communist infiltration in the student 
body, as it is common knowledge that 
Communists will not submit to this kind 
of discipline, but, since most of the stu- 
dent body would readily stay on, and since 
Communists have been known to infil- 
trate anything, I have a few suggestions as 
to how this might be handled. 

The first step would be to employ de- 
tachments of troops from the military 
science department under the command 
of the Dean of Women to stand guard at 
all dormitories to see that all students are 
in by a certain hour, not unlawfully as- 
sembling the foment riot and revolution, 
and talking only of non-seditious affairs. 
Our Army would regulate these things at 
its own discretion, subject to the approval 
of the Dean of Women. But the principal 
means of keeping rebellion from rearing 
its ugly head is to use present channels of 
student government, notably the FSC. 
The administration could easily employ 
paid lackeys within the student body to 
make it believe that this organization is 
all they need to bring about change: there 
should be frequent letters to the editor of 
La Vie and similar exhortations to the 
students, explaining that their liberal 
drives should be channeled through the 
FSC because it is established and it has 
the ear of the administration, because all 
that non-structured, extra -establishment 
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La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, November 21, 1968 


(Continued from Page 3) 

channels can do is talk, etc., etc. This 
can all be made to sound quite logical and 
convincing and it would not be hard to 
find some sycophantic, glory-hungry lack- 
ey to do it, preferably one with a vested 
interest in the present system. But more 
important than this even is to build up 
under him an entire organization of stu- 
dents (supervised directly by the admin- 
istration of course — all faculty members 
should be taken from FSC and replaced 
with administrators) who are consider- 
ably more stupid and easily led — those 
wtih direct church association especially, 
as their opinion would ostensibly follow 
the present perverted vogue and be for 
the "oppressed" (as the Communists are 
so fond of calling the rabble) rather than 
against, as it would be in fact. Of course 
this is all for the students' own good, but 
they are simply incapable of recognizing 
how incompetent they -are to govern them- 
selves and thus must be held in check by 
this sort of delusion of progress. There- 
fore, what must be done is to keep them 
believing that all their talk and "recom- 
mendations" are going to get them some- 
place. Then, give them a few token evi- 
dences of "progress" — innocuous things 
like an extra hour for permissions — so 
long as the philosophy of repression is 
kept, and the power to change remains 
in the administration's hands. 

Thus do I say would the Lebanon Val- 
ley administration be able to govern with- 
out impediment for the good of the stu- 
dents, though they might not know it in 
their ignorance. This is written with no 
hope of personal aggrandizement other 
than my appointment to the upper 
echelons of the FSC (surely a small 
favor) for having come up with it, but at 
heart, I have only the good of the college, 
the welfare of the students, and the future 
glory of the United States of America. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Selective Service officals predicted that 
students would make up as much as 90 
per cent of the draft call-ups in many 
states. The Defense Department said 63 
percent of the 240,000 draftees predicted 
for 1968 would be students. Students 
made up 3.8 per cent this year. 

But the hunch failed to materialize 
this fall. For one thing, draft calls be- 
ginning in July were drastically lower 
than those for previous months. And they 
will stay that way until January when the 
elections are well over. 

How much calls will rise will depend 
on the manpower needs of the armed 
forces, the status of the Vietnam war, and 
the mood of the new President. But they 
are sure to rise at least a little, according 
to Mrs. Betty Vetter, an official of the 
Scientific Manpower Commission, a priv- 
ate research agency in Washington. 

Her prediction is based on the fact 
that draft calls for the last few years 
have run in 18-month cycles; the high 
point of the latest cycle is due in January 

Whatever the increase, it is sure to hit 
students harder next semester; under pres- 
ent draft regulations, the oldest eligible 
males are first to go, and graduate stu- 
dents newly classified 1-A are perfect 
targets. Those who receive induction 
notices during the present school term are 
allowed to stay in school to finish the 
term, but must then report for induction. 

But despite the fact that total graduate 
enrollment has changed very little in num- 
bers, the edict has not been without effect. 

Graduate schools at several universities 
have reported drops in enrollment from 
one to 20 per cent. Professional schools 
seem harder hit than most. At Valparaiso 
University, 25 to 150 students enrolled in 
the Law Schhol didn't register in Septem- 
ber. Lehigh University reports a 13 per 
cent drop in enrollment. 

And at many schools, graduate depart- 
ments found that women and older (over 
26) men made up larger portions of their 
enrollees than ever before. Some schools 
claimed that their students are of lower 
ability than they would have been before 
the draft. 

Universities which opposed the move to 
end graduate deferrments are reacting to 
their students' concern in many ways. 
Several heavily graduate universities, 
among them Massachusetts Institute of 

Technology, have announced that stu- 
dents whose educations are interrupted by 
the draft — either for two years of service 
or for a jail sentence for resistance — will 
later be able to resume their degree work 
where they left off, and will stand a good 
chance of having their fellowships re- 

Several schools are also investigating 
new degree programs like MIT's five-year 
engineering program, in which the student 
does not officially receive his bachelor's 
degree until he receives his master's in 
a fifth year (and so is classed as an un- 
dergraduate for five years). 

The institutions are understandably 
vexed. Many of them — like the students — 
concurred with the 1967 recommendations 
of the President's Commission on the 
Draft. The Commission's report suggested 
a two-pronged attack on the draft's present 
inequities and injustices: abolition of 
student deferrments and reversal of the 
present oldest-first system so that 19 year- 
olds would be drafted first — preferably by 

Fairness and equity required that both 
these steps be taken; if they had been, the 
draft, unfairness to the poor and un- 
educated would have been partially cor- 
rected, and at the same time education 
and technical skills would have been sup- 

As it happened, policy-makers decided 
to implement only part of the recommen- 
dations, hoping that their move would be 
popular with those voters who feel that 
students are un-American and should be 
drafted, and at the same time would be 
lauded as needed reform. 

How the results of their attack on 
"pointy-headed intellectuals" will be felt, 
not only by the schools — which cannot 
help but be weakened — and the Army, 
which is discovering that it doesn't like 
"uppity students" in its ranks anyway, but 
by those elements in the nation which 
depend on educated (and reasonably con- 
tented) men and women for existence 
and growth. 

Department of Music 
Annville, Pennsylvania 
Thomas Lanese, Conductor 
Claude Monteux, Flutist 
Sunday, November 24, 1968, 3:00 P.M. 
Engle Hall 
Adults— $1.00 Students— 50^ 




K 313 Mozart 

(Orpheus and Eurydice) . .Gluck 

OPUS 93 Beethoven 

Allegro Vivace e Con Brio 
Allegretto Scherzande 

Allegro Vivace 

UNIVERSITIES(Continued from Page 1) 

is increasingly being rejected." 

Hurt in competition 

Another force working against the pro- 
fessor, the sociologist said, is the black 
and white radical reaction against the 
meritocracy the faculty has fought so hard 
to institute. They fight it because of the 
inherent disadvantage with which black 
students approach a merit competition 
with all other students. 

Fashion Flashes 

For whom the bell tolls; Bell Bottoms 
have arrived at L.V.C.! Congratulations 
to the few courageous individuals daring 
enough to set foot out of the dorm de- 
fying the ultraconservatism of this college. 

Who else but the Frosh, unwilling to 
accept the typical L.V.C. attire, could 
present to the college a little spice of dif- 
ference? Upperclassmen, take notice and 
find out how wonderful it is to see your- 
self coming and going! 

"Turn off your mind, relax, and float 
downstream" as the Beatles sing in "To- 
morrow Never Knows." 

Michelle Marquis 
Focus on the Draft: Girls, speak out 
against the draft. Please let us wear our 
tights to the dining hall. Short skirts do 
get drafty! 

Hockey Finale 

Despite the dreary downpour, the Wo- 
men's Field Hockey Team completed 
their winning season on November 6 with 
a 2-1 victory over Susquehanna.. Janice 
Shuster, left wing for the Valley, drove 
in the first goal of the game. By the end 
of the first half, Susquehanna had tied 
up the score. Barbara Hall, right inner, 
scored the final goal assuring the Valley 
of victory. The Junior Varsity team lost, 

This was the girls' seventh win, giv- 
ing them their first winning season in 
two years. High scorer for the team wac 
freshman right inner, Barbara Hall. Out 
of the 30 goals scored by the team all 
season, Barbara drove in 22. 

One of each 
On Saturday, November 9, the girls 
traveled to Dickinson College to partici- 
pate in the Central Penn Hockey Tourna- 
ment. The team played three games, los- 
ing against Lock Haven 2-0; winning over 
West Shore 2-1, and tying Lancaster 
Hockey Club 0-0. Four players were se- 
lected to return on Sunday as finalists. 
They were: Barbara Hall, Leslie Bair. 
Maryann Eastman, and Bobbi Harro. As 
a result of the day's competition, Barbara 
Hall was elected to be right inner on Cen- 
tral Penn Team No. 1, Leslie Bair was 
selected to be center halfback on Central 
Penn Team No. 2, and Maryann Eastman 
received honorable mention as left full- 
back. Barbara Hall and Leslie Bair will 
travel to New York this weekend to par- 
ticipate in the Mideast Tournament. 

Valley Gains 381 Yards 
In Game With Wilkes 

Craig Linebaugh 

Saturday, on a field that required so 
much sand to make it playable that one 
player remarked "If the sun had been out, 
I'd have thought I was at the beach." 
Lebanon Valley College put on its finest 
display of football of the season. The 
23-16 setback by no means tells the whole 
story, for the Valley actually outgained 
Wilkes, amassing a total of 381 yards. 

The action began with Wilkes receiv- 
ing the opening kickoff and promptly get- 
ting on the scoreboard with Joe Skvarla 
taking a 56 yard pass from Rich Simon- 
son. Kaschak then converted the extra 
point to give the Colonels an early 7-0 
lead. That was the extent of the scoring 
in the first half, although the Dutchmen 
utilizing a "shotgun" formation for the 
first time this season made several thrusts 
into Wilkes' territory. Their deepest pene- 
tration ended when John Holbrook's field 
goal attempt was blocked by Molloy of 
Wilkes. Caught off guard 

The second half began with the Valley 
returning the kickoff to their own 22. On 
the first play from scrimmage the visitors 
fumbled the ball and Wilkes recovered. 
Three plays later Simonson swept his 
own left end for nine yards and a touch- 
down. Kaschak's kick was wide to the left 
leaving Wilkes with a 13-0 lead. Later in 
the same period the Colonels upped their 
margin to 16-0 on Kaschak's 24 yard field 
goal. Late in the third quarter, the Dutch- 
men finally struck back. Taki Bobotas 
slipped behind the Wilkes' secondary, took 
quarterback Bruce Decker's pass, and 
raced into the end zone completing the 64 
yard play. Decker then hit Tony DeMar- 
co for the two-point conversion bringing 
LVC to within 16-8. 

Almost . . . 

As the quarter ended, the home team 
had advanced to the Valley 22 yard line. 
On the first play of the final quarter, 
Simonson retreated to pass but was forced 
to scramble when the Valley defensive 
line put on a big rush. The senior quar- 
terback then lofted the ball into the end- 
zone where Skvarla made a fine catch 
converting a broken play into six points. 
Kaschak's PAT made it 23-8. The Valley 
immediately came back climaxing their 
drive with an 18 yard scoring pass from 
Decker to tight end Dennis Tulli. This 
time Decker found Mike Morrison open 
for the two points bringing the score to 
23-16. The Dutchmen made one final 
attempt to pull out the game but after ad- 
vancing to the Wilkes' 20 were forced to 
give up the ball on downs. Wilkes then 
ran out the clock to end an undefeated 
season and extend the nation's longest 
winning streak to 29 games. 

Runners of Delaware Valley and Lebanon Valley strung out on a brisk day 

Dutch Flier 

by Jerry Powell 

Last Saturday, the Dutchmen lost their fourth game in a row. 
Although the meaningless score placed Valley 7 points behind Wilkes, the 
statistics put us on the top. 

As in the past three games the Dutchmen have been on the bottom of 
the scoreboard but have outplayed their opponents. During the game with 
the Colonels our defensive unit racked up a total of 381 yards while our 
defensive team held the opponent to 355 yards. 

The ground game belonged without a doubt to Wilkes. They allowed 
Valley's powerful backs to drive for a total of 36 yards while their offensive 
team pushed our defensive line back 224 yards. 

Congratulations are in order for our fine secondary, because it only 
allowed 331 yards in the air. Junior Robin Kornmeyer became the key to 
our defensive by intercepting two Colonel passes. 

The offensive player of the week would have to be quarterback Bruce 
Decker from Swarthmore, Pa. During the non-victorious hour he man- 
aged to get 51 passes into the air and better yet his receivers caught 22 
for 345 yards and two touchdowns. 

Next week is the Dutchmen's last game of the season and there is no 
reason for 80% of the student body to miss this. 


The approaching close of another LVC 
football season calls for an evaluation 
of this school's present athletic policy. 
The primary question is, should Lebanon 
Valley continue to field an intercollegi- 
ate football team. The answer here must 
be that of an unequivocated "no". 

There are several reasons for this view, 
most of them either directly or indirectly 
dealing with economics. 

The costs of fielding a football team 
today are higher than in any other sport 
(except for perhaps polo and who cares?) 
The sight of a defensive tackle in full 
battle dress may be awesome, but it is 
also expensive (to the tune of over $100.) 
This is only a small part of the operation- 
al costs of a football team. Most of the 
financial load comes from such things 
as: salary for a four-man coaching staff, 
travel and meal expenses, rental of a sta- 
dium, training facilities and equipment, 
public relations, and recruiting. 

Greater individual burden 

Who pays for the football program, 
then? Is it the alumni who every Home- 
coming take their dutiful pilgrimage to 
the Dust Bowl to pay homage to the 
Valley with their deafening silence? We 
dare say, no it isn't! Is it the friends 
of the college? Probably not. Who then 
pays the piper? Much of the cost is paid 
by monies from the various endowments 
the college receives. But much of the 
cost is part of that phrase on your IBM 
card, labelled "tution and fees" (you can't 
see it, but it's there nevertheless). Since 
this college is the smallest school in the 
Middle Atlantic Conference to play foot- 
ball, with the possible exception of Dela- 
ware Valley which is an all-male school), 
then it is logical to assume that a greater 
per capita share of the costs is passed an 
to the student. 

These facts do not of themselves con- 
demn football to its demise. What does 
force us to say that football should be 
dropped is the lack of student interest. 
The student body doesn't seem concerned 

about "getting their money's worth". For 
an example, at the Albright game six 
hundred guests of the college and two 
hundred Albright rooters managed to 
push the total attendance to an astound- 
ing figure of one thousand. And this is a 
heated rivalry? 

Nature of anger? 

Many of the readers of this column are 
probably incensed at the very idea of 
dropping the great game of football. We 
share your anger. LVC shouldn't have to 
discontinue a game filled with such tradi- 
tion (and may we assure the doubters 
among us that LVC does have a long 
football tradition.) But your anger will 
fall on the cynical heart of this reporter 
so long as it is nothing more than haughty 

Lebanon Valley has its last football 
game of the season this Saturday against 
PMC. If you really give a damn about 
collegiate football at LVC then be at the 
game. But do more than just make an 
appearance. Cheer, boo, hiss, yell, kill 
the refs, or tear down the goalposts; do 
anything, do anything but sit . . and watch 
. . . and cheer the Penn State score. If the 
student body is willing to do this then La 
Vie will reverse its field and attempt to 
stimulate student interest in football next 

The alternative is field hockey. 

— Glenn Phelps 



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Special Election Issue 

Voting Friday (tomorrow) 

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. in Dining Hall 

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. in Snack Bar 

Hie (Mlwjte nm 

Vol. XLV — No. 8 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, December 5, 1968 

The Candidates: 

Bill Ebert: It is my belief that the 
purpose of a college (or university) is to 
prepare its students, through education, to 
assume responsible positions (religious, 
intellectual, financial, etc.) in the society 
of the future. To espouse strict conserva- 
tism and/or Victorianism as basic and 
necessary is, I feel, to hide from the future 
which we all must, in a very short time, 
face on our own. In short, I believe that 
our institution has, to the present, failed 
to adequately prepare us in questions of 
proper educational orientation and future 
social interactions. 

I have spent a year (as a student) in 
Europe and while there have completed 
studies in comparative educational systems 
(especially U.S., German, Russian). The 
accent, in universities on the continent, re- 
garding questions of student's social af- 
fairs, seems to be on maturity of the in- 
dividual and on his ability to successfully 
coexist as a member of his society. This 
is as it should be. 

I am convinced that thorough student 
self-government (in matters of social in- 
tercourse) will be a useful, intellectual 
step in the direction of a correct orien- 
tation of educational purpose at this in- 
stitution. I want to actively take part in a 
movement to bring LVC from the position 
of a super high-school to that of a college; 
from the past to the present/future. And 
for these reasons, I seek election to the 
President's committee. 

Glenn Phelps: "My main reason for 
wanting to be on this committee is that 
it is a committee that will probably make 
the atmosphere at Lebanon Valley College 
what it will be for the next ten years. 
My academic record and interest in gov- 
ernment as a political science major plus 
my interest in student affairs qualifies 
me for a position on the committee. Since 
stucbnt opinion in recent weeks has been 
toward making student government a 
more liberal institution, I would work to 
establish a more liberal form of student 

Bob Holbrook: "This committee has 
given the student body a great opportunity 
for change that has been wanted. I also 
feel that the people elected should repre- 
sent the entire school. In conclusion I 
would like to stress the impotance of this 
election, so please vote wisely." 

Bobbie Harro: "I'm interested in see- 
ing change. It's about time somebody took 
advantage of the momentum that's been 
built up in the past few weeks." 

Dennis Smith: "I don't feel this com- 
mittee should study our present system of 
government and try to revise it; rather, I 
feel it should agree on certain basic con- 
cepts of student government and then 
establish a new form of student govern- 
ment for L.V.C. I would like to be on this 
committee in order to see that this pro- 
cedure is carried out. 

"As President of the Class of 71 and as 
an FSC member, I have worked with both 
students and administration, and have 
also been able to keep up with my 
academics while holding these positions. 

"I would like to see as much indepen- 
dent student responsibility as possible." 

Gere Reist: "Lebanon Valley College 
18 my school and I want to see it become 
the best school possible. It is a question of 
w hy we make an attempt to better it; be- 
cause we believe in it. 

"I have been a member of FSC for two 
years and have proposed ammendments to 
tn e constitution which would have aided 
^e cause of student government. I have 
forked with the administration, and have 
succeeded in getting information which 
w as 'lost'. I have the respect of the ad- 
ministration and the trustees. Further- 
more, 1 am concerned for the school and 
^ principles of student government. 

"I am not afraid of change and have 
worked for change as hard and honestly 
as any person in this school. 

"I would have to say that I am open 
to suggestions, but — I want a unified stu- 
dent government with jurisdiction over 
all members of the student body (I'm 
tired of four-way duplication) and legis- 
lative power with the power to overrule 
decisions of faculty and administration 
(including student deans and college presi- 
dent) on matters of student conduct. 
After these issues I am willing to com- 
promise, but only after these issues." 

David Bartholomew: "Upon entering 
an endeavor such as this, I believe state- 
ments of principle are at best vaguely sim- 
plistic and at worst, pretentious. Any- 
one wishing to know my values and 
views may refer to past La Vie 
columns and the recent petition on 
student rights. If elected to the com- 
mittee, I should work for the ultimate 
adoption of a governmental system ana- 
logous to the principle stated in that 
petition, ie. that students have the right 
to formulate and administer laws govern- 
ing their own behavior and conduct with- 
out the overseeing of administrative 
bodies. I have lived as a student here for 
over three years and am well acquainted, 
I feel, with this institution's problems and 
failures. I am fully convinced of the 
academic and social potential that exists 
at this college, if only it be allowed a 

Jane Snyder: "I feel that the present 
system is unsatisfactory, so as a student 
deeply interested in bettering our student 
government I have placed my name in 
nomination." Concerning possible changes, 
Miss Snyder suggests "the less administra- 
tion the better." 

Nancy Hummel: "My desire is to do 
all I can to improve this college to meet 
the needs of the students, and to have a 
better overall attitude prevail among the 
entire college community." (In addition 
to serving as a sophomore representative 
to FSC, Miss Hummel is greatly interested 
in all student affairs.) 

Greg Ossmann: The committee desig- 
nated to study student government needs 
students who are willing to put forth 
great time and effort. A member of the 
committee should be responsive to the 
student body while at the same time re- 
serving the right of individual conscience 
and judgment. One should enter the com- 
mittee realizing that attitudes of con- 
stituencies other than the student body 
must also be respected. However, although 
one respects the ideas of the others he 
must firmly speak his own views as well 
as the views of his fellow students. 

I believe that I meet the qualifications 
stated above. As founder of this year's 
Senior Forum I feel that I have shown an 
ardent concern about the voice of the 
student body. Never have I refrained from 
commenting on campus issues whenever 
I have seen an opportunity to better our 
lives here at Lebanon Valley. Those who 
have known me for a time I feel realize 
that I am a man of my word. I will bring 
forth the thoughts of those students, both 
resident and commuting, who wish their 
views to be conveyed to the committee. 

It is my sincere hope that this com- 
mittee will see an equitable and just 
form of student government. If the 
abolishment of standing organizations is 
found to be necessary, so be it. Those 
problems unique to commuting students 
must be recognized as such just as the 
problems unique to resident students must 
be examined with this uniqueness in mind. 
The committee must strive to attain a wide 
sampling of student opinion and this aim 
can be greatly aided by the responsive- 
ness of the student members." 

Fran Stachow: "Two words, interest 
and concern, summarize my desire to 
serve on the Student Government Com- 
mittee. I am interested in our life here as 
students at L.V.C. and I am concerned 
about the way these lives are governed. 
As a member of this committee, I would 
work for a structure of government which 
would be the most effective in governing 
our lives. I would let no previous views 
affect my decisions and would study all 
points thoroughly before making any de- 
cisions, as the results will be the future 
of L.V. students." 

Bob L. Unger: "I am very interested 
in serving my college community by per- 
forming whatever tasks that would be re- 
quired of the student committee to ensure 
the rights and liberties of our students. I 
believe very strongly that the students, in 
this instance, must be the policymakers. 
I find the possibility that student govern- 
mental policies established by individuals 
other than the students themselves to be 
repulsive. I am repulsed further by the 
thought of members of the community, 
church, alumni, and administration in- 
terpreting student wants, needs, and 
rights. I think you should be also. It is 
with this in mind that I promise, if elected, 
to always attempt to speak the voice of 
the students — not always what the other 
factions of the community will want to 
hear — but the genuine feelings of the 

The key word in the ensuing months 
is liberty — not license. It is with this 
thought in mind that I do not at this time 
present an unalterable list of grievances. 
We learn as we move forward in our edu- 
cation that there are many sides to every 
problem. I would not attempt to stymie 
the progress of the committee by relega- 
ting myself to an uncompromising posi- 
tion. If my preceeding paragraph tends 
to indicate that I am determined to op- 
pose the other groups involved in the 
committee, I wish to clarify that — that 
is not the case. I stated my opening prem- 
ise merely to demonstrate that I believe 
the students are the most important seg- 
ment of the committee, being the reci- 
pients of the fruits of the committee's 
work. Where cooperation will benefit the 
student body, I will seek to cooperate. 
However, where cooperation will belittle 
the student body, I will seek to oppose. 

I welcome anyone's vote who deems 
me worthy of this great honor. Thank 

Carol Grove: "I am worried about the 
outmoded form of student government 
that exists to serve the LVC student. 
I want to effect, in connection with the 
administration of this college, as it must 
be, a responsible system of government 
by and for the students. The sixteen- 
member committee has a heavy task 
ahead of it, a task and a struggle which 
I can help resolve." 

Greg Thomas: "As a concerned self- 
nominated student of LVC, I feel that 
the proposed committee set up by the 
President and students is a recognition of 
the ineffectiveness of the present form of 
student government. I do not believe that 
the commitee should concern itself 
with the patch up or overhaul of the 
present form of student government but 
rather be concerned totally with the for- 
mation of a new form of government. 
The students of LVC must be concerned 
with this government on campus and a 
direct move on their part toward a 
stronger voice by the students in our total 
student government. The purpose of the 
committee must be change." 

Dean Burkholder: "In my four years 
at Lebanon Valley this student govern- 
ment committee is the biggest opportunity 
and challenge the student body has had 
to really channel their criticisms of stu- 
dent government and the social rules un- 
der it, into a new, improved system. My 

primary reason in working on this com- 
mittee is to serve the student body to the 
fullest of my capacities in meeting this 
opportunity and challenge. I will devote 
an enormous amount of time and effort 
in assisting this committee to structure a 
student government that will not only 
benefit the entire college community, but 
most important, improve the college life 
and well-being of the Lebanon Valley 

Larry Reidman: "My being in this elec- 
tion is mostly an accident. My plans for 
the semester didn't include hassling over 
student government; that, however, was 
the result of ignorance. Once educated 
in the workings and failures of the stu- 
dent government, I got involved in a 
few efforts to change things. These in- 
cluded questioning for an independent 
student government and writing for La 
Vie. Since the existence of this commit- 
tee is partially a result of the question- 
raising of La Vie and the petitioners, it is 
natural that I jump into the election and 
try to participate in the committee's work. 

"My hope for the committee is the 
ultimate creation of a combined men-wo- 
men, resident-commuter government inde- 
pendent of the administration. 

"I consider myself qualified for the 
preject. I think my effectiveness will 
come largely from the fact that I don't 
have a stake in all this. It's very easy for 
a guy on this campus to just fade into a 
wall and watch things go by. I've decided 
against that. My motivation comes from 
a detached interest in the good of the 
student body, and the last shreds of an 
idealism which has mostly gone by the 
boards. I feel I have the time, ability, 
and motivation to do the job, and I want 
the chance." 

Craig Linebaugh: "To say that I am 
concerned with the issue of student gov- 
ernment here at LVC seems a bit trite, 
for if I were not concerned I would not 
be willing to expend the time and effort 
required of a position on the committee 
in question. It is my conviction that the 
aim of the committee on student govern- 
ment ought to be the formulation of a 
student government which will permit the 
students of LVC the greatest possible 
freedom in governing their personal lives, 
while at the same time fostering a more 
complete dialogue between the student 
body and the administration. This can 
only be accomplished through the efforts 
of students who are truly concerned." 

Ross Ellison: "Whether it be the FSC 
or the U. S. Senate, the key word is diplo- 
macy. I am seeking office because I 
would like to see the students take a 
more decisve role in the governing of Leb- 
anon Valley College. However, it must 
be realized that we cannot present our 
demands "en masse" and hope to get re- 

"President Sample has placed his trust 
in us to establish a governing body of stu- 
dents responsible to the entire college 
family. Such a government is only pos- 
sible if the members of the Student Gov- 
ernment Committee cooperate and discuss 
their varying opinions rationally. My hope 
is to effect constructive action in a diplo- 
matic manner." 

James Bowman: "Basically, I support 
the point of view of the late petition 
asserting the competency of students to 
govern their personal lives. I would like 
to see the final recommendation of the 
committee be for a student government 
composed exclusively of students and hav- 
ing ultimate authority in regulations per- 
taining to the private, personal, and social 
lives of the students." 

R. Roiji Kaneda: "The present govern- 
ment and governing rules have presently 
been undermined by the fact that ulti- 
mate power lies within the administration. 
This fact and also the lack of adequate 
representation of the student population 

in governing bodies must be alleviated to 
give Lebanon Valley College a truly ef- 
fective student government. This college 
must have a government of students and 
faculty, not administration." 

Bobbie White: "My interest in student 
governmena began last year when Jigger- 
board started its program of revising the 
rule-book. This was one of the first vital 
steps in examining the rules, and helped 
to educate those involved as to their 
history and purpose. 

"I would like to follow through on 
this movement, and feel that the experi- 
ence which I gained would be very help- 
ful in attaining these goals. I would also 
like to see the rules revised to give more 
freedom and responsibility to the students. 
This hopefully would help to increase stu- 
dent interest and participation in govern- 

From FSC: 

The student body will elect 8 students 
to work with President Sample and other 
administrative and faculty members, on 
the new committee for student govern- 
ment. The purpose of this committee is 
to make a thorough study of student gov- 
ernment, to critically examine our student 
government, and to arrive at an improved 
form of student government for LVC. 
The purpose of having students on this 
committee is not to have students come 
with set prejudices as to what must be, 
but rather with an attitude of openness, 
and ideas for improvement. The commit- 
tee, as a unit, will study student govern- 
ment first, and then carefully plan LVC's 
government. FSC is asking the committee 
to complete its task by April 1, 1969, 
thus demanding much time and effort on 
the part of every committee member. 

Those students desiring to work on 
this committee have submitted their names 
to FSC and have been placed on the 
ballot. Every student is to vote for eight 
people, two of which are commuters. 

An Open Letter 

The responsibility which the President's 
Committee will assume is one of the most 
important in the school's history. With 
this in mind, I feel that a complete dedi- 
cation to the committee is necessary. The 
purpose of this committee is to recom- 
mend the adoption of a new or restruc- 
tured student government. I believe the 
members of this committee should as- 
sume a flexible approach, willing to com- 
promise, but at no time willing to sacri- 
fice the objectives and interests of the 
student body. 

The objectives of this committee should 
center around the weaknesses of our exist- 
ing student government. I feel there are 
several major weaknesses in our student 
government which should be discussed 
and corrected. A few of these weakness- 
es are: 1) the existing Commuter Govern- 
ment: 2) FSC representation (the selection 
of representatives to the council is unfair); 
3) the student deans at present exert too 
much influence over the student body and 
the student government. As a member of 
this committee I will work to correct 
these weaknesses to the best interest of 
both resident and commuting students. 

As a member of the student body ac- 
tively interested in the student govern- 
ment and a nominee for a committee seat, 
I promise to represent the interests of 
the student body to the best of my abil- 
ity. Because of the importance of this 
committee, I urge all students to vote, re- 
gardless of their choice. It is we, the stu- 
dents, who will elect the members to this 
committee, who will be delegated the re- 
sponsibility of recommending the best 
possible student government for the stu- 
dents of Lebanon Valley College. 

James T. Evans 




Vol. XLV — No. 9 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, December 12, 1968 

Pres. Sample Cites Make-up of 
Student Government Committee 

The following letter from President 
Sample to Dean Burkholder and Faculty- 
Student Council contains the Presidential 
Statement on composition of the com- 
mittee on student government. 
Dear President Burkholder and Council 

After considering your recommenda- 
tions of November 25, 1968, along with 
many other comments about the study of 
our student government, I am responding 
to inform you that I am creating a com- 
mittee to develop and recommend a new 
policy for the structure and operation of 
student government at Lebanon Valley 

The committee shall be composed of 
sixteen members as follows: 

1. six resident students to be elected by 
the Student Body 

2. two commuting students to be elect- 
ed by the Student Body 

3. three full-teaching Faculty members 
to be elected by the Faculty 

4. the President of the College 

5. four other members, appointed by 
the President, to represent alumni, 
Board of Trustees, administration, 
church and community. 

Appointed members 
This committe structure differs from 
your recommendation only in number of 
elected Faculty and number of appoint- 
ments. In addition to the regular com- 
mittee members the Student Deans shall 
serve as ex-officio members without vote. 
The four appointed members, who have 
already consented to serve, are Dr. Carl 

Y. Ehrhart, Mrs. Gladys B. Holman, Dr. 
Gerald D. Kauffman, and Attorney John 
A. Walter. 

The committee shall have its first 
meeting as soon after the coming elections 
as possible. It shall be charged to finish 
its work by April 1, 1969, or as soon 
thereafter as possible. 

I am sure that everyone recognizes the 
importance of this committee. No mem- 
ber should serve without intense commit- 
ment to its purpose. Your responsibility 
for conducting the election of students to 
this oommiittee has already been related to 

Thank you for your interest and par- 
ticipation in this project. 

Sincerely yours, 
Frederick P. Sample, 

* * * 


Dave Bartholomew 

Bill Ebert 

Bobbie Harro 

Dennis Smith 

Jane Snyder 

Bobbie White 

Dean Burkholder 

Jim Evans 

* * * 

The faculty announces the election of 
its three representatives to the student gov- 
ernment committee. The three faculty 
representatives are Captain Cooper, Dr. 
Rhodes and Dr. Fehr. 


From the office of the Registrar comes 
the following announcements: 

J. Reminder: Work in courses in 
which a grade of "I" (Incomplete) was 
received for the second semester 1967- 

1968, and the 1968 Summer School must 
be completed by Wednesday, January 22, 

1969, 5:00 p.m. or the "I" will be con- 
verted to an F. 

2. Reminder: For any semester, an 
"I" (Incomplete) grade can be received 
only for sufficient reason and with prior 
consent of the instructor. 

3. Reminder: Registration for the 
second semester, scheduled for Monday, 
January 27, 1969, in the Lynch Memorial 
Building, will be conducted beginning at 
8:00 a.m All students are required to 
report to their advisors in the main gym- 
nasium, after reporting to the check-in 
desk in the front corridor and receiving 
materials from the clerks just inside the 
main gymnasium doors, according to the 
alphabetical order of their names, as fol- 










8:00-8:20 a.m. 

8:20-8:40 a.m. 

8:40-9:00 a.m. 

9:00-9:20 a.m. 

9:20-9:40 a.m. 

9:40-10:00 a.m. 
10:00-10:20 a.m. 
10:20-10:40 a.m. 
10:40-11:00 a.m. 
11:00-11:20 a.m. 

A fee of $10.00 is charged to students 
re Porting for registration after 11:30 a.m. 

Also from the registrar: classes are to 
resume after the Christmas vacation at 
8: °0 a.m. Monday, January 6, 1969, as 
lrj dicated in the college Catalog. 

Beginning with this issue, officers of 
v arious Alumni organizations will be 
receiving La Vie in order to read 
a bout what is happening on campus. 

The Beautiful Future 

Directions to these places, further de- 
tails, and car pool information may be 
obtained at the English office. Also, any- 
one with additional information about 
coming events is requested to bring it to 
the English office. 


Dec. 13 — "The Gospel According to St. 


Dec. 19 — "The Youth of Maxim" 

Bruce C* Souders 
Speaks In Chapel 

The chapel speaker for December 17 
will be Bruce C. Souders, chairman of 
the Department of English at Shenandoah 
College, Winchester, Virginia. 

Rev. Souders is a familiar figure at 
Lebanon Valley, having taught English 
here from 1947-49, and having served as 
Director of Public Relations from 1957- 
65 and as Director of Publications from 
1965-66. For several years Rev. Souders 
was also advisor for La Vie and for the 

A graduate of Lebanon Valley College 
and United Theological Seminary in Day- 
ton, Ohio, Rev. Souders received his M.A. 
degree in English and Comparative Litera- 
ture at Columbia University, and did 
graduate work at Lutheran Theological 
Seminary in Gettysburg. 

In addition to teaching English and 
philosophy at Shenandoah College, Rev. 
Souders serves as advisor to the year- 


applying for financial aid for the 1969- 
70 academic year are now available in 
the Financial Aid Office. 

If you expect to apply for financial 
aid this form MUST be submitted 
before consideration will be given to 
your request. 

APO's folksinging style captures judges' favor to nail down top prize in Kalo- 
Delphian's annual contest. La Vie says, "Wait 'til next year." 

From FSC: 

Nominations for the Chapel Program 
and Policy Committee will be accepted at 
the Faculty-Student Council meeting on 
Monday, December 16. Anyone interest- 
ed in serving on the committee should 
attend the meeting. Nominees will be an- 
nounced in Chapel on Tuesday. Election 
of the three committee members will be 
held on Wednesday, December 18, in the 
dining hall from 11:30 to 1:00 (for resi- 
dents) and in the Snack Bar from 10:00 to 
2:00 (for commuters). The Committee will 
be planning Chapel programs for the 
next academic year, so student represen- 
tation on the committee is important. 

President Sample will appoint three 
faculty members to FSC for second semes- 
ter. Election of the members by the fac- 
ulty could place too much responsibility 
in student affairs on a faculty member. 
In making the appointments, the President 
will be able to consider the responsibilities 
and interests of the faculty members. 

New York ensemble 

FSC voted to back the Freshmen Class 
in sponsoring the New York Rock and 
Roll Ensemble. The Ensemble plays both 
rock and roll and classical music. They 
are tentatively scheduled to give a concert 
on April 18. The cost will be $2,500. 

FSC has recommended that the campus 
bulletin board, presently located in front 
of Carnegie Lounge, be moved to the 
Southeast corner of the Chapel grounds. 
This recommendation has been approved 
by the President's staff, and will be car- 
ried out shortly. 

The following areas of student concern 
are currently being investigated by FSC: 

1. An extension of gym hours. 

2. An extension of library hours, speci- 
fically over the supper hour from 5 to 
7 p.m. 

3. The possibility of a campus radio 

As a result of communications between 
FSC and the administration Snack Bar 
hours have been expanded on an experi- 
mental basis. The new schedule which 
will take effect on the sixth of January is 
as follows: 

Monday thru Wednesday and Friday — 
7:30 am. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday— 7:30 
a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday — 4:00 p.m. to 
10:00. p.m. 


Fruit Salad . . .25 Cheese 35 

Orange Juice.. .15 Ham Sandwich .45 
Grape Juice . . .15 Grilled Ham . .50 
Tomato Juice.. .15 Meat Loaf .. .45 
Milk Shake . . .35 Lettuce & Tomato 

Malted 40 .35 

Jello 15 Tuna Fish Salad 

Milk 10 .45 

Choc. Milk... .15 Egg Salad ... .45 

Soft Pretzel... .10 Chili 30 

Ice Cream .15, .25 

Sundaes 30 Soup 25 

Hot Dogs 25 French Fries . .20 

Grilled Cheese .40 Hamburgers . . .25 

Carnegie Lounge hours will be from 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. 
to 11:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Sat- 
urday hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
and 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Sunday 
hours will be 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. In addition to 
the changed hours, smoking will be per- 
mitted in Carnegie Lounge. The neces- 
sary ashtrays will be provided. 

Seniors Presented 
Internship Awards 

Four Lebanon Valley College seniors 
majoring in economics and business ad- 
ministration have been awarded intern- 
ships by two accounting firms for a five- 
week period from December 23, 1968, to 
January 24, 1969, according to Dr. C. F. 
Joseph Tom, Chairman of the Department 
of Economics and Business Adminisra- 

The students are: Kerry W. Althouse, 
Shoemakersville, Penna.; Nancy Robin- 
son, Philadelphia, Pa.; Franklin B. Shear- 
er, Wernersville, Pa.; and David L. Stan- 
illa, Lebanon, Pa. 

Althouse and Stanilla will intern with 
Price Waterhouse in New York, N.Y., and 
Robinson and Shearer will join Lybrand, 
Ross Bros., and Montgomery in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Recipients are selected in the basis of 
their academic work, with the emphasis 
on achievement in the area of accounting. 
The program helps students obtain first- 
hand experience and helps to clarify even- 
tual vocational choices. 



Delta Lambda Sigma and Kappa Lamb- 
da Sigma co-sponsored the annual Inter- 
Collegiate Competitive Program Friday, 
December 6, in Engle Hall. 

The first place winner for ICCP for 
th second consecutive year was Alpha Phi 
Omega, with a folk group. Members of 
this group were Tom Clemens, Jim 
Cooper, Jim English, Bill Moyer, and Ron 

Second place went to Jiggerboard. Mar- 
cia Gehris sang a medley of songs from 
"Oliver". Miss Gehris was assisted by 
Sue Bellas, Candy Falloon, Joyce Hubert, 
Cheryl Kirk, Sandy Kumpf, Jo Ann Otto, 
and Jane Rumfield, who performed a song 
and dance routine. 

Other participants were EZP; with a 
one-act play, "The New Step" by Leonard 
Cohen; SCA presenting Sharon O'Brien; 
Clio, with an excerpt from LVC life; and 
SAI-Sinfonia, previewing "High Spirits". 

This year's judges were Dr. Jean Love, 
Dr. Sylvia Malm, Father Smith, Captain 
Charles Cooper, and Dr. Paul Hess. 

Acting as master of ceremonies was 
Bob Walsh, for the second year, and as- 
sisting was the Delphian Bunny, Dianne 


Students who were unable to receive 
tickets for the Van Cliburn concert will 
get first preference for the next concert. 
In accordance with this provision, tickets 
will go on sale December 16 for those 
who did not receive tickets for the previ- 
ous concert. On December 17, tickets will 
be available to students regardless of 
whether they obtained them for the Van 
Cliburn concert or not. Should anyone 
have any questions, see Dr. Mezoff. 
* * * 

An Inaugural Committee, appointed by 
Dr. Allan W. Mund, has reviewed the 
College Calendar for the current academic 
year to determine the most feasible date 
for the inauguration of Dr. Frederick P. 
Sample as the thirteenth President of Leb- 
anon Valley College. 

The date selected is Saturday, April 12, 
1969. In view of the significance of the 
occasion we trust that you will reserve 
the date on your calendar and will plan 
to be present. Formal invitations will be 
sent at a later date. 

During the past month the Committee 
has met weekly and will continue to do 
so until all planning is completed. As 
soon as the entire program for the day is 
determined we will share those plans with 

Dr. Mezoff 

The crowd awaits the moment when the tree will shine o'er all the campus (would 
you believe the SOUTH half?) 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, December 12, 1968 


A Reply 

It is a rewarding experience for an editor to see response to articles 
that appear in the newspaper. This year, more letters have been submitted 
to La Vie than memory can recall. 

One of the most significant letters so far this year appears in the 
"Letters to the Editor" column this week. It is Dr. Getz's letter concerning 
La Vie's general editorial and feature policy. 

This letter raises the broad question as to what are a newspaper's 
functions and limitations. La Vie recognizes its responsibility to report 
news fairly and objectively, and to try to balance coverage of the functions 
of every interest and organizations on campus, as well as to report on off- 
campus activity. 

But La Vie also recognized its privilege of free commentary and criti- 
cism of anything it sees as right or wrong, both on and off campus. It is 
in these areas of news and comment that Dr. Getz confuses our functions, 
or, by oversight is ignorant of what a newspaper may or may not do in each 
of its departments. 

The "controversial issues" have been presented within signed columns 
by members of the La Vie staff. It is entirely their privilege to write as 
they see it. 

Lest it be thought that there is no check on these columns, it must be 
pointed out that each column is reviewed to see that no personal attacks 
are contained within, and that the line that seperates what is in "good 
taste" from "irresponsible" and/or "off-color" writing is not broken. 

In eight editions of La Vie this year no personal attacks have been 
published — and there has been no waiving of the rule "If it's totally of- 
fensive, and has no value, don't print it." 

There is no need to qualify those last statements. In our opinion, we 
have followed our standards immaculately. 

It is unfortunate, though, that we have branded such standards as 
"ours," for they can be everybody elses, too. It does appear, however, that 
La Vie is a bit loose in its interpretations of what constitutes good taste, 
if good taste is defined by Dr. Getz's implied standard adherence to "cour- 
tesy" and "respect." 

We do not know if our standards are displacing traditional values 
placed on "common sense, courtesy, and respect." Those who represent 
a new voice on campus through La Vie know they are in the minority. But 
they hope that the force of their arguments will be strengthened by the 
growing number of educators outside of this college who are realizing that 
life — meaningful life — can only be known through recognition and accep- 
tance of the undeniable change in values and mores of American society. 

What is maturity? We contend that one can never have a final ans- 
wer — a final answer that will keep us at peace within ourselves. "What is 
common sense?" Some say it is no more than the majority opinion at some 
particular time, which is subject to unexplainable change. 

La Vie, seeing that often stagnation is mistaken for maturity, that 
folk wisdom and common sense are often mistaken for Divine Revelation, 
that respect is often a convenient alternative to fear, is committing itself to 
the task of rebuilding Lebanon Valley College into what it should be — a 
meeting place for inquisitive minds, and a gratifying experience for all who 
come within its sphere. 

So to Dr. Getz and those who share his views — La Vie is committed 
to the future. It is not chucking the past indiscriminately. But it will not 
be bound slavishly to the standards of another day. A. S. 

Letters To The Editcr 

A Good 


... Is More 
Than A Torch 



Established 1925 

Vol. XLV — No. 9 Thursday, December 12, 1968 

Editor-in-Chief Albert Schmick 71 

Associate Editor Mary Ann Horn '69 

News Editor Peter Lewin '70 

Feature Editor Dave Bartholomew '69 

Sports Editor Jerry Powell '72 

Photography Editor Paul Clawser 71 

Layout Editor Anne Prescott '69 

Exchange Editor Mary Jane Lentz '69 

Business Manager Allen Steffy '69 

Staff: Diane Wilkins, Jane Snyder, Glenn Beidel, Jim Bowman, Marion Mylly, Jim 
Davis, Margaret Heyboer, Phyllis Eberhart, Larry Reidman, Harvey Gregory. 
Joanne Sockle, Barb Andrews, Dennis Nagy, Jean Kerschner, Dave Stottlemeyer, 
Marcia Sink, Linda Brennan, Jim Freas, Tom Albert, Michelle Marquis, Sue 
DeLong, Tom Hostetter, Chuck Isselee, Karen Wallner, Jim Heath, Kathy 
Mason, Carol Grove, Linda Waddington. 
Advisor Mr. Richard V. Showers 

La Vie Collegienne is published every Thursday by the students of Lebanon Valley College 
and is printed by Church Center Press, Myerstown, Pa. Offices are located in Carnegie Lounge, 
lecond floor. Annual subscription rates (non-college personnel): $4.00. 

To the Editor: 

In response to Mr. Reidman's fantastic- 
ally absurd article, to be sure, we need a 
student union building and other general 
physical improvements on campus; how- 
ever, why must students channel discon- 
tent and gross insults against the new 
pipe organ and indirectly (if not directly) 
against Dr. Getz and the music faculty? 
Do the "majority" realize the work and 
planning behind the installation of that 
magnificent organ? 

The installation of the organ in the 
chapel needs no defense. It has been 
placed there for instructional intent as 
well as to be an instrument of praise to 
our God. A quotation concerning the 
"king of instruments" — "through its pow- 
er and brilliance, may you feel the ma- 
jesty and the glory of God; in its quiet- 
ness, His peace." Have the "nihilstic mal- 
contents" read John 8:32 lately? 


David Binkley 
* * * 

To the Editor: 

It is natural for all of us during this 
period of Thanksgiving vacation to reflect 
upon the many things in life for which 
we are grateful. Perhaps it is also natural, 
therefore, that in the process of meditat- 
ing upon these innumerable blessings for 
which we give thanks there came to mind 
those experiences which reveal themselves 
to be somewhat less than positive or con- 

Those of us who profess a strong reli- 
gious faith, regardless of creed, believe 
that all goodness emanates from a Su- 
preme Being, and that goodness is be- 
stowed upon Man because of the love 
which this Supreme Being has for his 
creation. I believe that most of us in our 
society, whether or not we profess a faith 
in a Supreme Being, accept in varying 
degrees this principle of love at least to 
the extent that we hold serious concern 
for one another as a basis for dealing 
with each other and with the various 
problems which confront us. At least it 
seems logical to assume that few of us 
will consciously reject that principle, even 
though its acceptance by no means guar- 
antees its practice. 

Apply principles 

Let us assume that all of us are inter- 
ested in finding the best possible solutions 
to the problems confronting Lebanon Val- 
ley College by applying these principles 
of wholesome concern. This immediately 
involves complete objectivity, courtesy and 
respect; it reffiects cynicism, sarcasm, in- 
nuendo and disrespect. We all realize that 
La Vie represents a major means for giv- 
ing everyone, particularly the student 
body, an opportunity to express their 
opinions of and dissatisfactions (and even 
satisfactions!) with the college. Mr. Edi- 
tor, I submit that in recent issues there 
have been many instances in which La Vie 
has been used not as a constructive tool, 
but as an unfortunate weapon: that objec- 
tivity, courtesy and respect for fellow 
students, faculty and administration have 
been virtually discarded in favor of cynic- 
ism, sarcasm, innuendo, disrespect and, 
in too many instances, utterly poor taste. 
That such means should be used by those 
who expect to be considered mature and 
responsible, and that they should by such 
means represent the College in an influ- 
ential newspaper which finds its way to 
any number of campuses, is absolutely 

Constructive criticism? 

Do not hastily conclude that those who 
have been the target of pointed criticism 
and rude quips are so sensitive as not to 
accept or even welcome criticism of a 
constructive nature. All of us who are 
worthy of being involved in college life, 
whether as student, teacher of adminis- 
trator, must welcome constructive criti- 
cism, and an opportunity for growth. But 
it is evident that with each new issue of 
La Vie new values are constantly being 
placed upon common sense, courtesy and 
respect, for they become more and more 

It is my hope, along with that of many 
others, that those on the staff of La Vie 
who have not yet chosen to do so will in 
the very near future recognize their op- 
portunites and responsiblities in a fuller 

Students make their contribution of books to the Ellen J. Bishop Memorial Book 
Fund. Cynthia Melman helps in her own way. 

and more mature manner than has been 
reflected in recent weeks. 

Very truly yours, 
Pierce Getz 
Associate Porfessor 
of Organ 
* * * 

To the Editor: 

All resident students are required to 
pay a sum of $550 per year for the "priv- 
ilege" of eating in the dining hall. Wheth- 
er or not a student plans to eat there, the 
fee must still be paid. 

I have heard several students say that 
although they do not really care for the 
food, they eat there simply because it's 
paid for, and they want to get their mon- 
ey's worth. Is this a psychological method 
to get us to eat three "good" meals a 
day? Super Parents strike again! 

I feel that the decision of whether or 
not to pay for the dining hall food should 
be up to each student and his parents, 
because if people really don't want to eat 
there, they won't, regardless if it's paid for 
or not. I can't help but wonder how much 
profit the dining hall makes on resident 
students who eat elsewhere. 


Linda Waddington 

Club Chatter 

The sisters of Kappa Lambda Nu have 
had a busy first semester. Since the first 
open house - dance in October, they have 
hosted two faculty chats with Mr. and 
Mrs. Thompson in November, and with 
Mr. and Mrs. Joyce on December 8. 

Mrs. Hess from the United Church 
Home in Annville has been adopted by 
the Clio girls as a grandmother. Each 
week two girls have visited Mrs. Hess 
and have found her to be an "enjoyable" 

A Thanksgiving basket complete from 
turkey to after dinner mints, was pre- 
sented to a needy family in Annvilel The 
family was selected by Rev. Longenecker 
from the United Methodist Church. 

Clio, in keeping with tradition, pre- 
sented an original skit dealing with local 
problems at ICCP. The second Clio Open 
House was held after ICCP. 

In the near future Clio will have a 
Christmas party at advisor Miss Burras' 
home. Plans have been formulated for 
pledging which will start at the beginning 
of second semester. 

* * * 

The German Club members have de- 
cided to join the National Federation for 
Students of German (NFSG). A group of 
German students will be going to Phila- 
delphia on Thursday, December 12, to 
see Lessing's "Minna von Barnhelm" and 
on Friday, December 13, to attend Kaf- 
ka's "Der Schloss" (The Castle). These 
plays will be performed by a German the- 
atre group from Stuttgart called "Die 
Briicke" (The Bridge). Finally, on Tues- 
day, Deecmber 17, after the Christmas 
Service, the members will go caroling, 
singing German songs. 

* * * 

SCA and Delta Tau Chi will present 
a Christmas Communion Service, " . . . but 

Campus Scene 

For those students who are interested 
in truck driving after graduation, Dr. Ford 
is the man to see. He is setting up several 
courses in reading a map, double clutch- 
ing, and truck driver protocol. Being an 
experienced truck driver himself, Dr. 
Ford welcomes all interested students to 
major in this field. 

Last Sunday it was observed that several 
men had to sign senate offense cards be- 
cause — oh the sin and shame of it— they 
failed to wear jackets to the noon meal. 
This most dreadful crime is paralleled in 
many ways, but unfortunately only the 
jacket and socks aspect of this is punished. 
Women have been known to actually go 
to a sit down meal without nylons! And 
some table heads have presumptuously 
forgotten to use their napkins! These ser- 
ious deviances must in the future be sev- 
erely punished. We at Lebanon Valley 
cannot afford to allow our image, our re- 
spectability, our decorum, to slip as it 
has. We must maintain the attitude of 
formality and propriety. Those who failed 
to wear jackets should willingly become 
examples to other students of what the 
consequences are when one does not con- 
form. It is dangerous for Lebanon Valley 
when the strictest rules such as in this case 
are flaunted; we must maintain our self 
respect and protect our outward appear- 
ances to the world. 


something's missing!' on December 18, 
1968, 7:45 p.m. in the dining hall. 

A Christmas luncheon will be given 
for all commuting students on Tuesday, 
Decembre 17, after chapel until 1 p.m. 
in Carnegie Lounge. 

The Women's Commuter Council spon- 
sors this annual luncheon, in place of the 
residents' Christmas dinner. 


ANNVILLE — RT. 422 W. 
Phoiw 867-1861 



| J\die Andrews 

J ROSS HUNTERS piofluclmn »l 




COMING: Dec. 20, 21 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, December 12, 1968 




This Saturday marks the annual jour- 
ney of several hundred high school Seniors 
to the Valley in search of scholarships. In 
addition to being tested, these prospects 
w ill be shepherded about the campus by 
the more domesticated members of the 
college family with the intention that they 
be impressed and more favorably disposed 
toward enrollment. On such occasions the 
college puts its best foot forward and 
tramples some of the less enticing but 
more immediate realities of life at the 
Val. Such an approach to the admissions 
game is both unOhristian and unAmer- 

To provide applicants with a better 
knowledge of their prospective college, I 
suggest several additions to the traditional 
campus tour. This tour would include a 
more complete study of the physical 
plant, as well as some insights into the 
character of the college. To upperclass- 
men the tour can be amusing and can 
grant a further knowledge of their en- 
vironment. To prospective freshmen, it 
can afford the opportunity to plan their 
future in accord with John VIII: 3 2 and 
the college motto "Libertas per Verita- 
tem," which translated reads "Though 
Winter Approacheth, be not Snowed." 

The first suggested additions are rooms 
B-l, B-2, and 16 of the Ad Building. The 
desk graffiti in these rooms gives a human 
quality to college history ("Walt & Vera 
Forever '36"; "Walt & Millie Forever '37") 
and a better understanding of student life. 
On the desk are many valuable comments 
on the nature of courses and how they 
may be improved. On the desks are cap- 
tured and immoralized the most vibrant 
personalities of LVC's last half-century. 
The desks reveal what LVC has meant to 
many; the applicant would be wise to heed 
the lesson of the desks. 

Graffiti tour 
The prospect is also cautioned not to 
remain for long in the first floor (also 
known as the Hall of Heroes) of the Ad 
Building; the frowning portraits may 
produce a feeling of guilt at not having 
done sufficient deference to the past. This 
guilt complex is rampant among those 
who frequent the first floor. 

The next stop on the tour is the AV 
room of the library. All the crackers (not 
a racial epithet; LVC is too racially un- 
balanced to have a race problem; or is 
that a problem?) are kept here. There are 
95,418 survival crackers in the AV room. 
There is not a drop of water. In a nuclear 
attack, each Valley student would be pro- 
vided with 119 crackers, a considerable 
amount of reading matter, and a great 
curiosity about the thirst-quenching value 
of the basement fire-extinguisher. This 
prospect, as well as dissatisfaction with 
the dining hall, might encourage existent- 
ially-inclined freshmen to demand their 
crackers upon admission. 

Survival crackers 
The basement showers of Kreider Hall, 
in addition to having the best acoustics of 
^y rooms on campus, are also air raid 
shelters. There are no crackers. Freshmen 
men will presumably sing, scrub, and 
starve in a nuclear attack; that "clean- 
liness is next to Godliness" may succor 
some, but high school seniors not of that 
Particular religious bent may wish to re- 
consider their applications for admission. 

Fashion Flashes 

What Label Dost Thy Person Bear? 

Must one admit to bear the label of 
conservatism on their person? Or ... is 
11 within the realm of possibility to uphold 
a Label of uniqueness, a label of your true 
^f? I have always admitted to the belief 
titot bluntness is unnecessary. Unfortun- 
ate ly, it appears to be the only possible 
Slt Uation in which the students of this 
^hool seem to be able to understand, and 
J^turh, relate. Break Free! And, as it has 
^en said, "Come alive!" 

Nothing reflects one's inner self. Must 
° ne be led to understand that the ma- 
!H rity ° f LVC s students think the same? 
^Ust they be labeled uncool conformists, 
911 °f one mind? Shed the label of same- 
nes s *nd bear one of difference! Wear 
J ^ own thing! Let loose! Give L.V.C. 
character it is lacking! 

Michelle Marquis 

paging through the Chapel guest book in 
the lobby (or whatever it is they call that 
glamorized hallway). I was astonished to 
read the signature of some of the eminent 
people who have visited our campus' new- 
est and most magnificent edifice. 

For instance, about this same time last 
year, German philosopher "Nietche" vis- 
ited the Chapel. At that time he listed his 
address as simply "God." On 12-8-67 and 
4-21-68, the Chapel was graced by the 
presence of "E" and "Tomb" who may 
be either beat Hippy poets or professors 
emeritus. On Oct. 10, 1968, "Job" at- 
tended the Chapel service, apparently to 
test the limits of his patience. Eighteen 
days earlier, a Mr. "Dean Ehrhart" signed 
in announcing his address as "Lebanon 
County Prison." On November 19 "Baal 
and "Astarte" entered the Chapel prob- 
ably to see how the Opposition was do- 
ing. 9-26-68 marked the appearance of 
"Ezekiel" who propheticaly wrote, "You 
have very comfortable floors." From 
"Israel" master shipbuilder "Noah" visit- 
ed on November 24, 1968. He comment- 
ed that he had "just floated" into the 
religious structure, probably as a refuge 
from the monsoon rains of LVC. Finally, 
"YHWH" Himself checked us out (not 
literally) on 10-14-68. YHWH's only re- 
corded words (since the Bible came out to 
sporadic critical acclaim a few years ago) 
appear in LVC's own Chapel guest book: 
"God bless you all." Which words must 
seasonably include Tiny Tim. 

Administration's heart 
The point that rankles me is that the 
Administration, who surely must have 
known of these noteworthies' visits (un- 
less they travelled incognito, which seems 
absurd), made no public mention of their 
appearances on campus. They very prob- 
ably were not even offered a chance to 
address the students in any Tuesday s 
Chapel service. I'm sure if the students 
had only known, many would have de- 
sired to have met and talked with some 
of the above-mentioned personalities. If 
the Administration sincerely has the LVC 
students' well-being at heart as it so loud- 
ly proclaims, which seems to be nebu- 
lously unlikely since several Administra- 
tion members became frenzied recently 
when one student exercised her right to 
speak with anyone she pleases on campus, 
be that person a prospective Freshman or 
a maintenance man, then steps must be 
taken to correct this sad state of affairs 
before additional prestiged celebrities ar- 

A UPI story relates how a cat named 

The next leg of the tour is a leisurely 
walk up Rt. 934. The prospect will im- 
mediately notice quite an impressive rush 
of noise. The freshman will suddenly 
realize that the campus is bounded south 
and west by busy highways, and north by 
a much-used railroad. Should he not grasp 
the significance of this, I suggest he spend 
the late afternoon (4-6 P.M.) attempting 
to study or listen to music in Green, Ham- 
mond, or Keister Halls. Should the appli- 
cant still not understand the importance 
of the campus boundaries, he is probably 
not perceptive enough to gain admission, 
and needn't worry further on the matter. 

Continuing up Rt. 934, the prospect 
will find the athletic field. Of particular 
interest are the broad jump pits. Unable 
to leave campus, and frustrated by the 
lack of social life in Annville and on 
campus, freshmen find themselves forced 
for amusement to broadjumping on the 

Religiously clean 

Returning to campus and entering the 
chapel, the applicant is struck by a deaf- 
ening blast. Do not fall for the old "Voice 
of God" con. The sound is merely the 
chapel organ; it is only human like you 
(or so some assert.) The chapel is us- 
ually empty save for the organist. Before 
finally deciding to enroll at LVC, a stu- 
dent should attempt to think in a base- 
ment classroom while the organist prac- 

The tour moves from the chapel to 
Engle Hall. Biology tests are sometimes 
given in Engle Hall. This is fitting, for 
Engle Hall is an important piece of evi- 
dence for the theory of evolution: the 
seating was designed years ago for crea- 
tures 4 ft. tall with fur-padded backs. 
These creatures constituted a missing link 
between apes and the Pennsylvania Dutch. 
Engle is now used to seat six-foot fresh- 
men during three-hour tests. 

The final stop on the extended tour is 
the basement of the English office. The 
floor displays a grave-sized oblong of 
newer cement in which is fingered the 
date 10-20-27. Some persons submit that 
the college future was buried here 41 
years ago. Its spirit does seem to haunt the 
English office. 

Throughout the tour prospects are 
urged to question present Valley students. 
This provides the truest evaluation of the 
Valley's adequacy or inadequacy. Once 
this truth has been achieved, prospective 

freshmen will be truly free in deciding jj nx was laundered for four minutes when 



To all those who helped me so much in 
my recent campaign for the student gov- 
ernment committee, I wish to extend my 
most heartfelt thanks; you made a great 
fight, kids, but now that all the votes are 
counted, I must concede the victory to 
another great American, Miss Bobbie 

* * * 

But I'm in a good company of losers 
this year. The election of Mr. Nixon has 
only confirmed what the Vietnam war 
made clear: the Great Experiment has 
failed. Accordingly, I wish to announce 
the formation of the New Loyalist party. 
I believe that this would channel the pre- 
vailing conservative mood in the country 
into a constructive channel as our primary 
objective would be to acknowledge our 
failure and apply for readmission to the 
British Empire. This would also help our 
closest ally in world politics immeasur- 
ably, and the cost of moving all American 
manufacturing to the island of Great 
Britain (for the reintroduotion of the 
merchantile system) would be well worth 
the vastly increased chance for respon- 
sible government. 

Speaking of factories, I feel that I 
should pass along some information from 
my favorite columnist, Sidney Harris. 
Like most people I have never looked 
upon the problem of air polution as any 
more than an immediate danger that 
would be eliminated in time by the in- 
troduction of a few stop-gap measures; 
assuming that with nothing to feed it, the 
bad air would go out somewhere and the 
good air would come in from somewhere. 
But Mr. Harris tells us that it isn't so. 
In fact there is only a limited amount of 
air in our impoverished atmosphere, and 
every day that we pump toxic gases into 
it, we burn another bridge behind us for 
there is no going back; the air that we 
have right at this moment is the cleanest 
that this planet will ever have. It certainly 
gives one pause to recognize how much 
we are at the mercy of the "great cap- 
tains of industry" and what little humani- 
tarianism they may be chanced to be 
blessed with. 

* * * 
To confirm the suspicions of many of 

you Freshmen: yes, you MAY go home 
and tell your mommies that the school 
paper lets a socialist write a column. 

* * * 

But then there are good Freshmen too. 
I was one myself once, twice as a matter 
of fact: all I can say is that I wish you 
luck, it's hell isn't it? 

* * * 

Sign on the marquee of a local church : 
"Discontent springs from a lack of thank- 
fulness for what we have." And then peo- 
ple wonder why Marx called religion the 
opiate of the people. I am no great lover 
of Marx, and, in fact, I find in my heart 
some intimations on the worth of the 
Christian religion, but I must agree with 
Marx when the church promulgates such 
an ethic as this. It implies that someone 
like an urban Negro should be just as 
thankful for his slum dwelling, has $40 
per week temporary job, his kids in sub- 
standard schools or in jail or dead from 
the sort of crime that slums breed as the 
church's comfortable, white, middle-class, 
two-car parishoners. Injustice is all right, 
folks, all you have to do is be a Chris- 
tian and be thankful for it. 

* * * 

Last Sunday night there was shown in 
the Chapel lecture hall one of the great- 
est films of the last ten years or so: THIS 
SPORTING LIFE with Richard Harris 
and Rachel Roberts. It was shown con- 
tinuously, the sound was intelligible, there 
was no problem with the film and nothing 
more than a slight squeak in one of the 
projectors and yet there were fewer than 
twenty people unconnected with the film 
series in attendance. We are rapidly going 
under in our attempt to bring quality films 
to the campus which might be all right if 
I thought that only the people who were 
there were interested in seeing such a 
great film. The fact is though that I know 
there to be more than twenty people on 
campus who are willing to pay fifty cents 
to see a film Hke THIS SPORTING LIFE. 

* # * 

Sign in a British subway to promote the 
conversion to the metric system: a beauti- 
ful young lady on the poster with the 
legend: "Think metric! 914-610-914" 
(That should be credited to Mike Reidy — 
see what you miss by not coming to the 
film series?) 


their futures. After all, Libertas per Veri- 


by Dave Bartholomew 

"When I look over my shoulder 
What do you think I see? 
Somebody lookin' over, 

His shoulder at me. 
And it's strange . . . . " 

— from "Season of the Witch" 

A UPI story tells us that the town 
council of Great Gonreby, England, voted 
to remove the benches from the village 
bus shelter because the place had become 
too popular a teenage necking spot. This 
smacks of a "petty" decision which may 
be the first recorded instance of bussers 
ousting bussers from a public building. 

* * * 

A New York research firm has an- 
nounced that "there are five sizes of olives 
larger than 'Large.'5 They are Mam- 
moth, Giant, Jumbo, Colossal and Super 

Wait until Lever Brothers Co., who are 
constantly in a semantic pickle to soft- 
sell their soap suds, hears about this. 

* * * 


Teacher: Why don't you like our 
school, Willie? 

Willie: Oh, it's not so much the school 
— it's the principal of the thing. 

* * * 

A few weeks ago while awaiting my 
weakly "religious experience," I began 

he was accidently thrown into a washing 
machine with a pile of dirty laundry on 
which he had been napping. His "mis- 
tress," a Mrs. Laramy, "revived Jinx with 
month-to-mouth resuscitation." 

Your husband and Mr. Kinsey notwith- 
standing, Ma'am, how long has this sort 
of thing been going on. . . .? 

* * * 

The Bestform Foundation Co. is cur- 
rently advertising a new bra as any wom- 
an's "fully padded 'Bosom Friend'." Al- 
though its $2.99 price does not indicate 
inflation, we regard the advertising as 
titillatingly flat. Unconfirmed rumor has 
it that the company is about to "bust" 

* * * 

I propose on behalf of La Vie that 
FSC be petitioned to finance the flanking 
of the rows of organ pipes in the Chapel 
with inexpensive potted palms. This would 
not only contribute to the inspiring at- 
mosphere of the Chapel but would also 
enhance our image since Public Relations 
could easily publicize the improvement as 
"organ trans-plants," a term very much in 
vogue and sure to bring prospective 
Freshman flocking to LVC. All interest- 
ed students, for their assignment this 
week, should communicate their ikelings 
on this proposal to either myself or La 

STUDENTS!! Support your Student 
Representatives to the President's 
Committee on Student Government. 
Their work load will be lightened con- 
siderably if you will help them. 

FOR SALE: Wollensak monaural tape 
recorder with play-stop-record push 
buttons, instant stop, separate vol- 
ume and tone controls, pre-amp out- 
lets, 2-speed, etc. Only $35. See Dave 

WANTED: Ads for this space. See La 
Vie No. 5, Nov. 7 issue, for details 
on format, etc. Why not use a FREE 

The old (pardon, NEW) lamposts never 
had it so good. 

WANTED: Scrooge McDuck and Donald 
Duck comics. See Larry Reidman, 
West Hall Annex. Will pay. 

FOR SALE: Tapes of the LVC Folk 
Festival. See Paul Clawser, West 
Hall Annex. 

WANTED: Hard-core folk-blues maniacs 
to organize folk nites for Snack Bar. 
Need dulcimer players, wailin' blues 
mamas, frail pickers, any talent will 
do. See Jerry Burns, Larry Ried- 
man, or Pete Lewin. 

Seniors and 
Graduate Students 

Career hunt with 90 of the finest companies 

having operations located in the New Jersey/ New 
York metropolitan area. On December 26-27 at the 
Marriott Motor Hotel, intersection of Garden State 
Parkway and Route 80, Saddle Brook, New Jersey. 

For more details, including a listing of spon- 
soring companies, see your college placement 
director or write to the non-profit sponsor of the 
second annual "Career-In": Industrial Relations 
Association of Bergen County, P. O. Box 533, 
Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07662. 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, December 12, 1968 

President Sample turns on the Valley world at the tree-lighting ceremony 

Music Department 
Celebr ates Holiday 

The music department held its annual 
Christmas Dinner-Dance at the Holiday 
Inn in Lancaster, December 7. Approxi- 
mately 90 students and music faculty at- 
tended the event. Music was provided by 
Frank Weder's Orchestra. 

The evening's entertainment included 
Marcia Gehris singing various selections, 
the Orpheus Quartet and traditional carol 

Remarks were given by Mr. Smith, 
chairman of the music department; Jan 
Wubbena, president of Sinfonia; Patsy 
Horn, president of SAI; and Nancy Hol- 
linger, chairman of the dinner-dance. 

It is with the utmost regret that 
we inform the student body of the 
passing to the Hereafter of Bishop 
Homer A. Tomlinson, La Vie's of- 
ficially endorsed candidate in the 
recent Presidential election. 


Annville, Pennsylvania 
JAN WUBBENA, Organist 
Sunday, December 15, 1968 
3:00 P.M. 

Concerto in A Minor 


Cancien religiosa: De la CABEZON 
Virgen que pario y del Nino 
que nacio 

Noel: Quand le Saveur DANDRIEU 
Jesus Christ, ou bon 
Joseph ecoutez moi 
Prelude and Fugue in B Minor BACH 
Orgelprita: Nun komm, der 
Heiden Heiland DISTLER 

Choral mit variationen 

Carol-prelude on "Greensleeves" 


La Nativite LANGLAIS 
Toccata in F Major WIDOR 
(Symphony No. 5) 



At "Careers Unlimited," the great new idea that puts you 
directly in touch with dozens of major companies seek- 
ing June Graduates. It's all happening during the Christ- 
mas holiday at the Robert Treat Hotel, Newark, New 
Jersey, December 26 and 27. Talk privately to company 
personnel people. You just may go back to school after 
the holiday all set with a great Career position. Here are 
some of the participating companies: 

Acme Markets Inc. 
Aetna Casualty & 
Surety Co. 

Allied Chemical Corp. 
Allstate Insurance Co. 
Arthur Young & Co. 
Bamberger's New 

Continental Insurance 

Diamond Shamrock 


E. I. Dupont 

De Nemours & Co. 
Engelhard Minerals & 

Chemicals Corp. 
Esso Research & 

Engineering Corp. 
Fidelity Union Trust 


First Jersey National 

First National State 

Bank of N.J. 
Haskins & Sells 
Hoffman La Roche 
Howard Savings 

IBM Corp. 
J.I.Kislak Inc. 
J.Wiss & Sons 
Merck & Co. Inc. 
Monroe International 

Div. of Litton Ind 
Mutual Benefit Life 

Insurance Co. 
National Cash 


National Newark & 

Newark Board of 

N.J. Blue Cross-Blue 

N.J. Bell Telephone Co. 
Ortho Pharmaceutical 

Otto B. May Inc. 
Peat Marwick Mitchell 

Peoples Trust of 

Bergen County 
Prudential Insurance 

Co. of America 
Public Service Electric 

& Gas Co. 
Puder & Puder 
Schering Corp. 
Travelers Insurance Co. 
Western Electric Co. 


Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce 
605 Broad St., Newark, New Jersey 


Home Address 




Barb Hall Chosen 
For National Team 

Following three successive weekends of 
strenuous competition, freshman Barbara 
Hall, ace right inner and high scorer for 
the Women's Field Hockey Team, has 
attained a new distinction. She was select- 
ed for the position of center forward on 
the United States Reserve Team — second 
only to the United States Team which is 
composed of the best players in the na- 

Barbara had been selected to play cen- 
ter forward on the first Mid-East Team as 
a result of her outstanding play at the 
Mid-Bast Tournament held at Oneanta, 
New York, on November 23-24. In one 
game in the tournament Barbara scored 
eight goals. The next weekend Barbara 
spent playing center forward for the Mid- 
Bast Team at the National Women's Field 
Hockey Tournament in Glassboro. Here 
the best players from every section of the 
United States met to compete for a spot 
on the National Team. "Meeting everyone 
was an experience in itself," said Barbara. 
"Especially unforgettable was Thanksgiv- 
ing Day." On Thanksgiving morning Bar- 
bara played with the Mid-East Team 
against the national team from the Neth- 
erlands. "It was one of the fastest games 
I've ever played in," said Barbara. The 
Netherlands won 2-0. Following three 
more days of competition, the players 
selected for the National and Reserve 
Teams were announced. Barbara "was 
shocked" when her name was called. "I 
just never expected it," she exclaimed. 
"I still can't believe it." Barbara was the 
youngest participant at the National 
Tournament. She is the only Lebanon 
Valley player ever to make the U.S. Re- 
serve Team. 

Barbara Hall can only go one step fur- 
ther in her hockey playing career — a posi- 
tion on the United States Team. There is 
no doubt in our minds that she will make 

SAI-Sinfonia Presents 
Musical Comedy Show 

Director Ron Poorman and musical 
director Marcia Gehris are most excited 
about this year's SAI-Sinfonia production. 
After months of preparation December 13 
and 14 have finally arrived, and the cur- 
tain will rise promptly at 8:30 P.M. 
"High Spirits," this year's selection, is 
based on a play by Noel Coward called 
"Blithe Spirits," a show which ran on 
Broadway in 1964 starring Beatrice Lillie 
and Tammy Grimes. 

The play includes eighteen musical 
numbers, a well-known one being "You'd 
Better Love Me While You May," and 
featuring a cast of many. The leading 
roles are filled by Rick Bowen, Louie 
Waring, Pixie Bachtel and Tom Hostetter, 
while supporting roles are filled by Gary 
Weber, Donna Fluke, and Bonnie Baker. 

The story itself concerns an English 
novelist who has remarried after the death 
of his first wife. She later materializes 
during a seance and riotous hilarities en- 

If you would like to see the SAI-Sin- 
fonia production of "High Spirits," tickets 
are still on sale. Don't forget the time — 
8:30 P.M. on December 13 and 14. See 
you there!! 

Mrs. Garman Asks Aid 
For Girl's Hockey Camp 

To: Dean Ehrhart Nov. 13, 1968 

Two members of the women's hockey 
team visited me yesterday for ideas on 
making money to help the team attend a 
hockey camp next fall before the opening 
of our term. This camp costs about $46.00 
per person. This fall the team paid from 
their own pockets $36.00 apiece, the other 
$10.00 came from bake sales which the 
team itself ran last year. 

It seems to me that this team deserves 
a bit of help from the athletic department 
rather than earning money for themselves. 
Can't something be done about this for 
next year? I call it discrimination against 
women— a cause for which I carry the 

Mrs. Garman 

Time takes its toll on the sophomore bench. Freshmen got tired too, but nabbed 
the win in the basketball Marathon. 


Guarded optimism is the word from 
the coaches of LVC's winter sports. 

The disappointment of two tough losses 
on the road (to Johns Hopkins and Mor- 
avian) to open the season was apparent 
as Coach Bob McHenry spoke of the for- 
tunes of his Flying Dutchmen Dribblers. 
"There's no question in my mind that 
we will get better as the season progresses. 
How much better is difficult to say, 
though, right now." 

"In the Johns Hopkins game we were 
down 30-10 at one point in the first half, 
then came back and only lost by 6. At 
Moravian we were down 47-30 at the half 
and came back to lose by 94-87." Coach 
McHenry went on to point out that LVC 
has played two halves of great basketball 
and two halves of not-so-good ball. Turn- 
overs (errors of faulty ballhandling) have 
been the big nemesis of the Dutchmen so 
far. "Our rebounding has been excellent 
so far, but we haven't been able to take 
advantage of it because of our first half 

Heavenly music 

The spirit of the team is excellent right 
now as shown in the two come-from-be- 
hind efforts. This and good outside shoot- 
ing are the two biggest assets of this year's 
edition of the Dutchmen. But the key to 
whether Valley wins or loses rides with 
the guards. Seniors Hal Todd and Jerry 
Stauffer and Junior Bill Bucher comprise 
the backcourt which must set up the of- 
fense. "The ability is there and when 
those three have good games handling the 
ball and pressing the other team's guards 
then we can beat anybody." 

Playing in front of the friendly home 
fans this Tuesday and Thursday should 
help the Dutchmen get over their first 
half jitters. "The first two games are past 
history. If we can give two good per- 
formances here this week we could be on 
our way to a successful season." 

Upsala and Dickinson both have strong 
teams this year, as does Elizabethtown, 
LVC's opponent on Saturday. They 
should prove to be a good acid test as to 
the future prospects of the Dutchmen. 
But a word of warning to the fans: If 
Valley drops behind in the early going, 

"If we finish at .500, I'll personally go 
out and 'celebrate'." Such were the words 
of Coach Jerry Petrofes about the pros- 
pects for LV's wrestling team. He went 
on to point out that inexperience is the 
biggest handicap facing his grapplers. 


The campus dining hall will become a 
Moonlight Sleighride on Thursday, De- 
cember 19. This evening will feature the 
annual Christmas Dinner-Dance, sponsor- 
ed by Jiggerboard and Senate. Turkey at 
6:00, Chapel Choir's Christmas Concert 
at 7:30, and from 9:00 to 12:00 the 
Christmas Dance in the dining hall at 
which L-Club will crown the Christmas 

The event is semi-formal, the girls 
may choose their dates, and sign-up 
sheets for tables at dinner are in Vickroy 

"Once these guys get a few matches under 
their belts they should be okay." However, 
it just so happens that Valley's toughest 
opponents are in the first part of the 
season. To further complicate matters ths 
first four contests are on the road. 

Guards vital 

Indicative of the problems facing Coach 
Petrofes is the failure of one of the three 
captains of the squad to come out for 
wrestling this year. "It has to hurt us 
quite a bit because at present we don't 
have anyone to wrestle in the 167-Lb. 
weight class." Injuries to Frank Sourbeer 
and Mike Stemkowski as well as the in- 
eligibility of last year's 145-Lb. Letter- 
man have added to Coach Petrofes' woes. 

All is not lost, however. "Co-captains 
Rich Kaufmann and Kerry Althouse 
should have very good seasons at 130 and 
158, respectively. Ed Thomas looks im- 
proved this year at heavy weight and he 
should have a winning record, also. Two 
freshmen, Tom Koons and Jim Iatesta, 
right now look like my starters at 160 
and 177." Coach Petrofes went on to say 
that Carl Layne, ineligible last year, 
would wrestle at 123 Lbs. The 145-Lb. 
class is a toss-up between two frosh, 
Craig Thomson and Bill Fissel, and Jun- 
ior Dave Blanck. 

"If we can finish 6-and-6 for this sea- 
son with our inexperienced team, then the 
boys will deserve a lot of credit (and I 
can go celebrate!)." 

Glenn Phelps 

Some of the action from the Freshman* 
Sophomore basketball game. 

Next week's issue of La Vie will t> e 
the last until the month of February- 
If you have any complaints, praises, 
letters of indignation, or just plai fl 
news, submit them to any reporter or 
editor before Monday evening, Decem- 
ber 16 (pictures must be in to Paul 
Clawser or Al Schmick before Sundays 
December 15). 


The La Vie staff 

3Ga Ut? (talk nit nm 

Vol. XLV — No. 10 

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania 

Thursday, December 19, 1968 

Virginia Bachtell 

Miriam Brandt 

Who's Who Among 
Students In American 
Universities and Colleges 
1968 - 1969 

:-.::^:*>;^- ^ ^^^^^^^^ 

David Brubaker 

Dean Burkbolder 

Thomas Clemens 

Albert Clipp 

Gary Frederick 

Martin Gehris 

Nancy Hendrickson 

Sandra Hughes 

Deborah Rhawn 

Frank Rice 

Barbara Robertson 

Linda Rothermel 

Eighteen students from Lebanon Valley 
College are listed in the 1969 edition of 
Who's Who Among Students in American 
Universities and Colleges. 

Campus nominating committees and 
editors of the annual directory have in- 
cluded the names of these students based 
on their academic achievement, service to 
the community, leadership in extracurric- 
ular activities and future potential. 

They join an elite group of students 
selected from more than 1,000 institutions 
of higher learning in all 50 states, the 
District of Columbia, and several foreign 

A music education major, Virginia H. 
Bachtell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
L Robert Hunsicker, Perkasie. On cam- 
pus Mrs. Bachtell is active in Wig and 
Buckle, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Concert 
Choir. As a junior, she was voted an out- 
standing student by the junior class. 

Miriam E. Brandt, the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Adam M. Brandt, Lebanon, is 
an English major and a Dean's List stu- 
dent. Miss Brandt is president of the 
Women's Commuter Council. In the 
junior year she was elected an outstand- 
ing student by the junior class. She has 
also been active in the Chapel Choir. 

David A. Brubaker is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Wendell L. Brubaker, Carlisle. 
A mathematics major, Brubaker is a 


CO* Classification 
Given to Atheist 

BALTIM0 RE, Md. (CPS)— In a sig- 
nificant ruling this week, a Federal Dis- 
kict Court judge has ruled that a man 
is an admitted atheist, but who said 
°e believes killing another man is "a sin 
n ° man can endure," is eligible to be re- 
classified as a conscientious objector from 
Military service. 

The ruling, from Baltimore judge Alex- 
ander Harvey II, marks the first time a 
^nrt has specifically permitted an avowed 
ath eist to fit the C. O. category. 

Washington lawyer Joseph Forer, who 
presented 21 -year-old Michael Shacter, 
^ the ruling indicated that "many young 
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 4) 

Dean's List student, president of the Men's 
Senate, president of the Knights of the 
Valley, and a member of the Math Club. 
As a junior, he was voted an outstanding 
student by the junior class. 

J. Dean Burkholder, the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. John D. Burkholder, Lititz, is a 
mathematics major. Burkholder is presi- 
dent of the Faculty-Student Council and 
vice president of the senior class. In his 
junior year, he was voted an outstanding 
student and served as sports editor on the 
yearbook staff. Burkholder is married to 
the former Donna Ake of Martinsburg. 
They are residents of Palmyra. 

Thomas M. Clemens, a biology major, 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson R. 
Clemens, Lebanon. Clemens has been on 
the Dean's List, and, as a junior, received 
the Medical Scholarship Award. His cam- 
pus activities include treasurer of the 
Men's Day Student Congress. 

A philosophy major, Albert L. Clipp is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. 
Clipp, Hagerstown, Md. At Lebanon Val- 
ley Clipp is a Dean's List student and 
participates in the College's Independent 
Study program. He is vice president of 
the Faculty-Student Council and is active 
in the Student Christian Association and 
Delta Tau Chi. As a junior, Clipp was 
voted an outstanding student by the jun- 
ior class and served as photography editor 
of the yearbook. 

From FSC: 

Faculty-Student Council accepted names 
of nominees for the Chapel Program and 
Policy Committee at its meeting on Mon- 
day, December 16. The nominees are Les 
Bush, Ron Miller, Gary Frederick, Paula 
Hess, Jim Grube, Anita Meiser, Bob Hol- 
brook and Al Clipp. 

On Wednesday, January 29 FSC will 
sponsor a dance in the gym. There will 
be a 50tf admission charge. FSC will also 
sponsor dances after the February 8 and 
February 15 home basektball games. 

A suggestion was made that Carnegie 
Lounge be used for dances instead of the 
gym. Folk groups, live groups or records 
could be used as entertainment. The sug- 
gestion will be discussed further at a later 

William Sharrow 

Gary D. Frederick, a chemistry major, 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. 
Frederick, Lyons, N.Y. On campus, Fred- 
erick has been active in the Chemistry 
Club and intramurals. 

Marcia J. Gehris is a music major and 
is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Leroy A. 
Gehris, Reading. Miss Gehris is a Dean's 
List student and has won the Dean's Hon- 
or Award. On Campus she is active in 
Sigma Aplha Iota, Concert Choir and 
the Symphony Orchestra. 

A sociology major, Nancy L. Hendrick- 
son is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will- 
iam H. Hendrickson, Middletown, N.J. 
On campus Miss Hendrickson is president 
of Delta Lambda Sigma, secretary of Pi 
Gamma Mu, and recording secretary of 
Jiggerboard. As a junior, she was voted 
an outstanding student by the junior class. 

Sandra D. Hughes is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin E. Hughes, Palmyra. 
Miss Hughes is a French major and is 
participating in the College's Independent 
Study Program. On campus she is active 
in Delta Lamba Sigma, the French Club, 
and is a cheerleader. During the summer 
of 1968, Miss Hughes participated in a 

Dennis Snovel 

Jan Wubbena 

Ronald Zygmunt 

Students To Recommend 
Foreign Policy Solutions 

(CPS) A symposium at Georgetown 
University December 19-22 will bring 
together students from across the 
nation to draw up recommendations on 
foreign policy to be submitted to the 
Nixon Administration. 

The Student Symposium on United 
States Foreign Policy is being sponsored 
by the Council on International Relations 
and the United Nations Affairs, the col- 
lege affiliate of the UN Association of the 

Georgetown University's International 
Relations Club will be host. 

The non-partisan conference was de- 
signed to provide "a constructive frame- 
work" for students to influence foreign 
policy, "a valid indication of the current 
American student opinion" on it, and to 
"channel student activism and social con- 
cern into positive political involvement." 

five week study program at the Sorbonne 
in Paris, France. 

Deborah A. Rhawn, elementary educa- 
tion major, is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Guy Rhawn, Catawissa. On campus 
Miss Rhawn has been active in Delta 
Lambda Sigma, Jiggerboard, and the Stu- 
dent Christian Association. 

Frank L. Rice is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. John M. Rice, Jr., Whiting, N.J. 
A biology major, Rice has received the 
Alice Evers Burtner Memorial Award, 
the Biological Scholarship Award given 
by the College, and a Methodist Scholar- 
ship given by the Board of Education, 
Methodist Church. In the summer of 
1968 he was selected for the Smith Kilne 
and French Medical Careers Program. 
On campus he is a member of Beta Beta 
Beta, Faculty-Student Council, Sinfonia, 
and the Concert Choir. 

An elementary education major, Bar- 
bara R. Robertson is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. George V. Robertson, Jr., 
Springfield. A Dean's List student, Miss 
Robertson is active in Delta Lambda Sig- 
ma, the Women's Athletic Association, 
and the cheerleading squad, and was edi- 
tor of the 1969 Quittapahilla. 

Linda S. Rothermel, a music major, is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Y. 
Rothermel, Havertown. Miss Rothermel 
is a Dean's List student and her campus 
activities include Symphony Orchestra, 
String Quartet, Percussion Ensemble, 

Concert Choir, and Chamber Orchestra. 
She is corresponding secretary of Sigma 
Alpha Iota. 

William D. Sharrow, the son of Mr. 

and Mrs. George W. Sharrow, Williams- 
port, is a music major. Sharrow is a mem- 
ber of the College's Independent Study 
Program and is active in the LVC Chapter 
of the American Guild of Organists and 
the Concert Choir. During his junior 
year he was awarded an Alumni Scholar- 

Dennis R. Snovel, a religion major, is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Sno- 
vel, Perkasie. Snovel is president of the 
Student Christian Association, has been 
active in the Men's Senate, and is also a 
member of the basketball team. 

Jan H. Wubbena is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Wyatt J. Wubbena, Dover, Del. 
Wubbena is a music major and is partici- 
pating in the College's Independent Study 
Program. He is active in Sinfonia and the 
Lebanon Valley College Chapter of the 
American Guild of Organists, and is also 
a Dean's List student. 

A chemistry major, Ronald J. Zygmunt 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. 
Zygmunt, Laureldale. At Lebanon Valley 
Zygmunt is a Dean's List student, and is 
active in the Faculty-Student Council, 
Chemistry Club, Russian Club, and Alpha 
Phi Omega. As a junior, he was voted 
an outstanding student by the junior 

President Sample Extends His 
Wishes For The Holiday Season 


In the true spirit of the season along 
with you I hope and pray for peace. May 
we prepare and work together to make our 
significant contribution to peace and hope 
and love for all men everywhere. 

My family and I wish for you and 
your families a rich and blessed holiday 
season and a new year filled with chal- 
lengeandjoy. sincerely yours, 

Frederick P. Sample 

President Sample has recently set a new 
precedent for the Lebanon Valley College 
campus. As a gesture of friendliness and 
an attempt to become better acquainted 
with the members of the class of 1969, 
the President has invited members of the 
Senior Class to join him for dinner in his 
private dining room. Letters of invitation 
are sent to students by alphabetical order, 
with five men and three women attending 
each dinner. Acceptance or rejection of 
the invitation is left to the discretion of 
each student. 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, December 19, 1968 

A Few Points 

We are told that this is the season to be jolly, so acting upon this 
seeming imperative we will be jolly — but only after a few problems are 
brought up for sober consideration. 

One is the problem of protection of women students from intruders. 
This problem has arisen from an incident that occurred in Vickroy Hall on 
the evening of November 23. Several noncollege men entered the dormi- 
tory, obstensibly looking for someone. These men, according to the hostess 
on duty at the time, passed through the co-ed lounge, into the hall beyond, 
where they ascended the steps to the first floor. They walked down the 
hall and left through the front exit. Following this, the ground-level 
window on the south side was broken. 

The serious implications of this incident are this: these young men 
were not restrained in any way by the hostess on duty, the housemother, or 
any of the women residents, nor could they have been. It is our luck that 
further damage or injury was avoided. There could have been assault on any 
resident in the dormitory, and there would not have been anything that the 
housemother or the hostess could have done about it. These intruders were 
not children; they were full grown men. They could have easily overpow- 
ered an elderly lady. 

This incident shows an inconsistency in the college's policy of "protec- 
tion" of women students. Frankly, it is inconceivable that the formulators 
of the policy of protection could have overlooked the most basic protection 
that a college should give to its women — protection from bodily harm. 

Suggestions? 1) addition of a male to the house staff for the purpose 
of keeping intruders out of the dormitory; 2) reduction in glass area at the 
front entrances to Vickroy and Mary Green; 3) replacement of the present 
locks with deadlocks. 

* * * 

Another point which is not quite as urgent as the one above: the 
rules concerning women's apparel in the classroom. Why can't women, 
during these months of bitter wind and cold, be allowed to wear slacks to 
all classes? It seems unfair that women should have to suffer from the 
cold more than men. 

If the rule stating that "slacks are not acceptable" was created for the 
purpose of appearance, permit us to inject the opinion that there is nothing 
uglier than a woman's chapped and windburned legs. A.S. 

IGa Utr- (Mkgtwmr 

A Good 


... Is More 
Than A Torch 



Established 1925 

Vol. XLV — No. 10 

Thursday, December 19, 1968 

Editor-in-Chief Albert Schmick 71 

News Editor Mary Ann Horn '69 

Feature Editor Dave Bartholomew '69 

Sports Editor Craig Linebaugh 70 

Photography Editor Paul Clawser 71 

Copy Editor J. Peter Lewin 70 

Layout Editor Anne Prescott '69 

Exchange Editor Mary Jane Lentz '69 

Business Manager Allen Steffy '69 

Staff: Diane Wilkins, Jane Snyder, Glenn Beidel, Jim Bowman, Marion Mylly 
Margaret Heyboer, Phyllis Eberhart, Larry Reidman, Joanne Sockle, Barb 
Andrews, Dennis Nagy, Jean Kerschner, Dave Stottlemeyer, Marcia Sink, Linda 
Brennan, Jim Frees, Tom Albert, Michelle Marquis, Sue DeLong, Tom Hostetter 
Chuck Isselee, Karen Wallner, Kathy Mason, Carol Grove, Linda Waddington 
Sue Bellas, Lydia Kauffman, Jerry Powell, Bob Unger. 
Advisor Mr. Richard V. Showers 

La Vie Collegienne is published every Thursday by the students of Lebanon Valley Collegi 
and is printed by Church Center Press, Myerstown, Pa. Offices are located in Carnegie Lounge 
second floor. Annual subscription rates (non-college personnel): $4.00. 

Faculty Notes 

Dr. Ralph S. Shay, assistant dean of the 
college, will represent Lebanon Valley 
College at the annual meeting of the 
Pennsylvania Association for Higher Edu- 
cation in Harrisburg on Thursday, Dec- 
ember 12. 

Dr. C. Addison Hickman, Vandeveer 
Professor of Economics at Southern Illi- 
nois University, will present an address 
on "Academic Government in Higher 
Education." He will be followed by Dr. 
Ralph S. Chesebrough, consultant for 
higher education, Michigan Education As- 
sociation, who will speak on the subject 
of "Professional Negotiations in Higher 
Education" as experienced in the state 

of Michigan. 

These two presentations will be follow 
ed by reactions from a panel and the 
audience. The annual meeting of the as 
sociation will be concluded with the an 
nual business meeting. 

Professors C. F. Joseph Tom and Wer 
ner Peterke of the Department of Econ 
omics and Business Administration were 
invited to attend the 1968 Economic Sem 
inar on December 10, 1968, at Millers 
ville State College, Millersville, Pennsyl 

This Seminar was sponsored by the 
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 
Current issues such as inflation, high rate 
of interest, international monetary prob 
lems and their effect upon the well-beihg 
of the American economy were discussed 

Faculty View 

We note with appreciation and pride 
from time to time concern in La Vie for 
some of the larger issues affecting our 
common human destiny in these times 
when some would merely whine about not 
being able to demolish every social in- 
stitution and custom which appears to 
frustrate private personal convenience. 
Without neglecting local matters, I would 
like to see La Vie increasce the number of 
editorials and feature articles dealing with 
some of the urgent social issues in which 
this student generation is already fright- 
fully involved. As examples, and without 
suggesting their priority, here are three of 
the issues as a contribution to your future 

(1) Black power is here to stay for a 
while — longer than one hot summer or a 
few Supreme Court decisions. Our nation 
faces judgment on the injustices in our 
social order. There are no easy solutions, 
but some attitudes are clearly required: 
honesty, desire for justice, and concern for 
tomorrow. Can we realistically expect a 
constructive re-allocation of the billions 
of dollars now going to Vietnam or the 
financial support of voluntary and ade- 
quate programs by the private sector to do 
the job? What armed force or budget will 
halt the mounting white backlash? 

Threat from the complex 

(2) International justice and order 
(Peace) will be challenging every human 
being on this planet after the shameful 
atrocity in Vietnam has ceased. Will we 
be so eager to rebuild? After staunchly op- 
posing it so long, why are the top brass in 
the Pentagon becoming the chief sponsors 
of an all-volunteer military force? With a 
"communications coordinator" at the top 
level how will the governed really know 
the insidious control of the already firmly 
established military-industrial complex? 
How will tax-payers and government of- 
ficials learn that an ever-greater stockpile 
of weapons purchases only insecurity? 
and that international arms control is the 
only possibility of human survival in a 
nuclear age? 

(3) The need for food, meaningful ac- 
tivity, and breathing space (not to mention 
breathable air) nearly stuns already the 
finest ingenuity of this generation and the 
challenge looms greater by the hour. Can 
we justify the values of human longevity 
taking priority over those of a satisfied 
pig? Why should we allow our freedom to 
be restricted by the scruples of others? So 
long as you've got the money why can't 
you have as many babies, cars, nuclear 
devices and spaceships as you want? Does 
it matter if you die stuffed or starved if 
there is no nobility in life or death? 

Challenge to youth 

On each of these over-riding issues there 
are lots of handles which can be grasped 
for some creative and serious wrestling. 
That kind of journalism, I believe, can 
only enhance any college newspaper. La 
Vie can offer this generation of students 
and faculty a tremendous challenge to let 
our passions, language, and actions be 
directed constructively to major social 
issues. Many youth are discovering in their 
own experience how surprisingly uninV 
portant certain personal problems become 
when they get positively involved in great 
human concerns crucially affecting the 
destiny of us all. How obvious in our soc- 
iety is the cause for restlessness and the 
crying need for action! I seem to observe 
that the maturing youth today are not 
constantly filing complaints against the 
management of the universe at every level, 
but they are asking: "is ours the kind of 
restlessness and action which "majors in 
humanity" or "pouts about me"? A little 
later could be too late to start thinking 
about the kind of world which is fit for 
human beings. Is it possible the staff of 
La Vie and its readers have at least a little 
control over the decision if and when the 
doomsday button will be pushed? 

L. Elbert Wethington 

The Beautiful Future 

Directions to these places, further de- 
tails, and car pool information may be 
obtained at the English office. Also, any- 
one with additional information is re- 
quested to bring it to the English office. 

Feb. 2, 3 — The Strolling Players with 
Vivian Lindfors (excerpts from Strind- 


Jan. 1 1, 12— "Not On Your Life" (Spain 

Jan. 18, 19— "Made in Italy" (Italy 1967) 
Feb. 1, 2— "Billy Budd" (England, 1962) 

Jan. 16 — "Rashomon" (Japan, 1950) 
(21 S. Belmont St., York) 
Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 4-8, 10, 11— "Kismet" 
(2131 Market St., Camp Hill) 
Dec. 18-24— "Hour of the Wolf" (Berg- 

Dec. 25, 26 — "Room Service" (Marx 

Dec. 27, 28 — "L'Adventura" (Antonioni) 
Dec. 29, 30 — "Monika" (Bergman) 
Dec. 31 — "Hunchback of Notre Dame" 
(4445 Main St., Manayunk) 
Dec. 21 — Blood, Sweat & Tears 
Dec. 27, 28 — Soul Survivors 
Dec. 29 — "Magical Mystery Tour" 
(Beatles, $2.50). 

(2201 Arch St., Phila.) 
Dec. 20, 21— Muddy Waters 
American Dream 
Sweet Nothing 
Dec. 26 — Crazy World of Arthur Brown 
Dec. 27, 28— Byrds 

Sorry, folks, but we don't know where 
or for what this picture was taken. It is 
Mrs. O'Donnell, in case you weren't al- 
ready aware. 

Due to the fact that La Vie 
will not be published during the 
month of January, we would like 
to extend an early congratulations 
to those people who become en- 
gaged over the Christmas Holi- 
days. (Have fun with your toys, 

Enjoy this paper, dearies", it's the 
last one till February! 

Fashion Flashes 

Hark! Individualism is breaking through 
at last! 

Flash! On December 14, 1968, let it be 
noted that three characters most untimely 
wore "their own things" and proceeded to 
parade around campus, completely shock- 
ing the new incoming frosh out of their 
minds! How could they think of giving the 
frosh such an idea as to think that our 
glorious college lends itself to individual- 
ism, and in the least, a spice of individual- 
ism? What impression must the Class of 
'73 have gotten! Shame! Shame! Such 
naughty little children! How utterly ab- 
surd to wear such unsuitable clothing! 

I suppose those who weren't honored 
to view this rare occasion would be in- 
terested in the radical three's attire. One 
outfit stands out clearly in my mind: that 
of a tunic which may be dated to the 
Shakespearean age, complete with helmet. 
Another, female, (Oh my goodness grac- 
ious!) wore a man's 1940 dress suit, also 
with hat, and still another had the utmost 
audacity to top his costume off with sun- 
glasses! How daring! How un-L.V.C! 
How beautiful! 

— Michelle Marquis 

Campus Scene 

Ah yes, the cold winter winds have 
come. All one needs is a kite; he could 
then fly to classes. 

Merry Christmas. We go home to good 
food, little sisters and brothers, parents, 
and our own bed. But of course there will 
also be, "When are you going to cut your 
hair?" "Why are you an English major 
when you could earn so much money in 
chemistry?" "What do you mean you 
graduation?" "Lebanon Valley? You must 
don't know what you want to do after 
be in music. I didn't know you were in 
music!" "You are so lucky to be in in col- 
lege. Why, in my time . . ." "It must be 
nice to go to a church school." etc, etc. 
The inanities of our elders are almost en- 
ough to stay on campus and cut Christ- 

Do not forget to register at your proper 
time. If your name is Baxter and you 
want to sleep late Jan. 27, tough. Or if 
your name is Zilch and you want to reg- 
ister early and take a trip to Philadelphia, 
too bad. The System Rules. 

There is a rumor that a certain faculty 
member walked out of "High Spirits" Fri- 
day night because of its "Offensive Lang- 
uage." Oh pshaw! No one on this campus 
uses such awful words! 


Garden State Job 

The Second Annual "Career-In," de- 
signed to acquaint college seniors and 
graduate students with job opportunities 
in their area, will be held December 26th 
and 27th at the Marriott Motor Hotel, 
Route 80 and the Garden State Parkway 
in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. 

Representatives from 90 companies in 
the New Jersey-New York metropolitan 
area will be on hand to answer students 
questions about available positions. 

The "Career-In," sponsored by the In- 
dustrial Relations Association of Bergen 
County, is held each year when students 
are home for the Christmas holidays. Last 
year, a number of students who attended 
the "Career-In," decided to take jobs near 
their homes after comparing the op- 
portunities with those offered in other 
sections of the country. 

Students who wish to attend this year's 
"Career-In" may contact their college 
placement directors for information" on 
the two day program. 


WANTED: Ads for this space. See La 
Vie No. 5 (Nov. 7 issue) for details 
on format, etc. Why not use a FREE 

WANTED: Scrooge McDuck and Don- 
ald Duck comics. See Larry Ried- 
man, West Hall Annex. Will pay. 

FOR SALE: Tapes of the LVC Folk Fes- 
tival. See Paul Clawser, West Hall 

WANTED: Hard-core folk-blues maniac* 
to organize folk nites for Snack Ban: 
Need dulcimer players, wailin' blues 
mamas, frail pickers, any talent will 
do. See Jerry Burns, Larry Riedman, 
or Pete Lewin. 

FOR SALE: Hammond B-3 Organ with 
40 watt amp. and Leslie speaker. 
Contact Larry Fenner, Box 92, Leba- 
non Valley College. 

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La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, December 19, 1968 


A Myth For All Seasons 

by David Bartholomew 

With apologies to Norman Mailer, the 
^erican Dream is not sexual exploita- 
tion but musical comedy. In the national 
theater of no other country will one find 
fliusical comedy as it exists in America. 
Assuming the dubious status of an enter- 
tainment rather than an artistic medium, 
musical comedy is a particular cultural 
phenomenon of the bourgeois mind. Mu- 
sicals did not appear until the middle 
class has risen to a prominent economic 
and social importance, and from that 
point in time the two have maintained a 
synonymous growth and development to 
the point of fatuous overdevelopment in 
today's theater. The flair for gaudy glory, 
distorted epic dimensions, and a plastic 
non-reality provides a pretentious wish- 
fulfillment that perfectly capsulizes the 
over-extention of the bourgeois spirit 
which seeks for its followers from a des- 
perate, fear of slipping lower in the social 
heirarchy to glide into the upper eche- 
olns through artistically illegitimate 

Boring progression 

Typifying musical comedy, HIGH 
SPIRITS is little different from a host of 
playswhich usually succeed in distressing 
me. There is no plot to musicals but a 
paper-thin outline of stylized situations 
which provide the rationale (or excuse) 
for a 1 multitude of songs and production 
numbers. Each character introduces him- 
self by: his or her song, of course, and 
then proceeds into other melodies whose 
lyrics, at any particular moment in the 
play, largely review what has been stated 
or implied in the dialogue previous to 
it. (It is in this that musical comedy 
has been seen as bastardized opera, and 
rightfully so.) Then the play's situation 
emerges, and the songs and singers pre- 
dictably join in varying musical and har- 
monious groups. Finally the long first 
act yields to a short intermission before 
the second act, which largely parallels 
the first in songs, situations, and gen- 
eral dullness, bores its way to no conclu- 
sio,n,',,but a cessation, of the play. 

In the abrupt technique of most music- 
als, HIGH SPIRITS attempts to parody 
upper class life (a likely subject for the 
medium) and spiritual mysticism and mar- 
riage predicaments with sporadic one-lin- 
ers and puns injected between songs in 
lieu of any more artistically valid and 
sustained effort. A few SPIRIT'S songs 
are cute but as a rough judgment I don't 
think too many people left Engle either 
recalling any lyrics or whistling any melo- 
dies. I did not believe that anyone could, 
or would wish to, corrupt Noel Coward 
(many people feel he just isn't worth the 
trouble to corrupt) although Misters Grey 
and Martin seem to have sufficiently 
butchered him where perhaps a liberal 
dissection was desired. 

As true of most musical comedy and 
all LVC musical productions, the success 

of the play depends not on book or lyrics 
but upon personalities. And not acting 
personalities, in this case, but singing 
ones. Director Ron Poorman has again 
shown us just how difficult it is to work 
out such a huge production, and he has 
displayed the capabilities of a sensitive 
director struggling with an atrociously 
constructed play. 

Continuity destroyed 

Rick Bowen, as Charlie Condomine, and 
Louise Waring as Ruth contribute a some- 
times pleasant mannered comedy although 
their English accents are largely limited 
to "Cahn't" and "Deah" (as in 'my Deah 
Sir.") Pixie Bachtell (one must read his 
program carefully) as Elvira remains an 
enigma. Elvira was probably her best 
role to date, yet I am not so sure she was 
effective as the spirited spouse, apart from 
her airy costume and prancing. She either 
acts in LVC productions with a too-pro- 
found professionalism that spotlights the 
bumbling amateurism of her co-stars, or 
she dreadfully overplays her role to death 
which process constantly destroys the un- 
derplaying of the rest of the cast. I do 
know, however, that the "Home Sweet 
Heaven" number, complete with reprise, 
(someone actually yelled, "one more 
time," but, I believe, it came from the or- 
chestra) more befitted the Ed Sullivan 
stage with Pixie's sing-and-dance-and-car- 
ry-around-the-microphone-a-la-Judy - Gar- 
land style than a simple number in a sim- 
ple play. The performance of the song in 
that showy manner (and how entertaining 
or not it was has no relevance) completely 
destroyed the play's weak continuity that 
Mr. Poorman had been able to skillfully 
maintain up to that point. 

Hostetter finds praise 

But, there were three highlights which 
made the evening worthwhile. The first 
was the remarkably coordinated and utter- 
ly delightful choreography (directed by 
Misters Frey, Sterner, and Hostetter) so 
rare for an LVC production. The second 
was Mr. Hostetter himself. Suffice it to 
say that as Madame Arcati he has set not 
only spiritual mysticism but transvesti- 
cism as well ahead by at least two dec- 
ades. As the Pucci-ed Sosostris in sneak- 
ers, he was devastatingly excellent (plus 
a list of twenty-five other superlatives I 
have not the space to enumerate). The 
highest moments of HIGH SPIRITS must 
be attributed to his performance. The 
third highlight of the evening was the 
wondrous skill and dexterity with which 
the calculating vibist followed her rest- 
strewn music score with the end of her 

I suppose I should say a word about 
Mr. Reidy who appeared in the violin sec- 
tion of the orchestra. He usually has a 
few comments to make concerning critics 
and yet it is so seldom that we see him 
perform. I should like to say that he play- 
ed marvelously Friday night but, alas, his 



feverish bowings »'ere uncommonly well 
struck from my hearing (from where I 
sat) by the combined efforts of the brass 
and percussion sections. And I am sorry 
about that, Mike. 

Poets* Hole 

This is a new feature of La Vie. (The 
fact that you haven't seen it previously is 
a good clue). The purpose of Poet's Hole 
is not to develop a taste for poetry among 
the student body, but to entertain, inform, 
and point out idiosyncrasies, foibles, and 
the author's personal grievances. 
* * * 

by Tom Hostetter 


What more delight 
Than the soft 

The pure aesthetic delight 

Of a lifeless body 


(In a spiral, 

I think) 

To earth. 

Stopping by the Lounge 
On a snowy evening, 
In profusion 
Lie about — 
The happy result 
Of a day's 
Hard labor. 

Other birds 

Would have the sense 

To fly away 

And die 

Not so this one! 

O noble, stupid bird 

Who looks not 

For toxicity 

And finds it 


A dazed stagger 

Numbing coldness, 
Confusion veils the aching 

One flutter and it's done, 
With no pain 

Soon the fruits 
Are gathered — 
Ragged gnomes 
with their baskets 
Vie for 

Then home to pluck 
And roast . . . 
You know. 

Summer Jobs Available; 
Employers List Offerings 

Students who want summer jobs can 
get the latest information from the new 
1969 edition of "Summer Employment Di- 
rectory" just off the press. 

Employers throughout the United States 
and Canada list their 80,000 summer job 
openings at resorts, summer camps, na- 
tional parks, summer theaters, ranches, 
and resturants. Applications are invited 

Recreational summer jobs are more 
plentiful than last year. General and 
cabin counselor in summer camps head 
the list, with specialty counselor in water- 
front, arts and crafts, nature study, and 
riding running a close second. There are 
also waiter, waitress, service jobs, numer- 
ous others where tips are heavy; designer, 
technician, actor, musician at summer 
theaters; special education student at 
camps for children. 

Salaries are up. Average student earn- 
ings, in addition to room and board, will 
be from $200 to $600; some jobs will pay 
as much as $1,500. 

Detailed information on specific sum- 
mer job openings is contained in 1969 
"Summer Employment Directory." Stu- 
dents may ask at the bookstore or send 
$3.50 to National Directory Service, P.O. 
Box 65, Dept. C, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232. 
Mark "rush" for December delivery. 

The History of a Canyon 

The trains still rumble past Gulchstop 

halting only to wake the lenskis and sczolaks 

And the sczolaks still worship Poseidon 

And Poseidon looks with favor on the sczolaks 

because of the constancy of their faith 

in the abnormal normal locus with the wrong parameters. 

Though the atmosphere chokes and suffocates sczolaks 

(and lenskis too!) 

and they groan that Gulchstop will not release them 

Poseidon looks after his own 

and preserves them, 

and hears not their grumblings. 

Lenskis are passive 

and usually die of lethargy. 

The fall rains came 

and lenskis delighted in the deluge 

and sczolaks thanked Poseidon that they were spared, 

and held their rites in the quad. 

Then the drought came to Gulchstop 

and to all of the land 

and all the people sighed plaintively, 

some cried out in despair and anguish, 

and a few copped out. 

Then rose a hero in Gulchstop 

and Silver Arrow proclaimed, "let us conserve." 

But Gulchstop's darling was impotent during the drought 

So they moved to the desert and became sterile. 

And Gulchstop's darling came back from the desert 

to the desert 


and full of hate 

And the drought continued 

and Gulchstop's love affair thrived, 

though they both remained sterile, 

and could not end the drought 

So the drought continues 

And the trains still rumble past Gulchstoop 

And the sczolaks still hold their rites 

and pay homage to Poseidon 

And the lenskis are still dying of lethargy. 



(Continued from Page 1) 

people have been refused conscientious 
objector status" unfairly, "including some 
who are now in jail" for refusing induc- 

Judge Harvey's ruling was based on a 
1965 Supreme Court decision (in what is 
known as the Seeger case) which ruled 
that a person does not have to belong to 
an organized church in order to be con- 
scientiously opposed to military service. 
The decision said that any belief "which 
for the individual fills the same function 
in his life that God does for a member of 
an established church" was sufficient to 
qualify him for C. O. consideration. 

Belief not needed 

At that time, however, the high court 
specifically declined a judgment on wheth- 
er or not that enlargement of the CO. 
concept could be extended to avowed ath- 
eists — persons who specifically affirmed 
disbelief in a Supreme Being. 

In 1967, largely as a result of the See- 
ger decision, Congress in its new draft 
law dropped the requirement that con- 
scientious objectors must have faith in a 
supreme being. 

Judge Harvey said Shacter's beliefs 
were "unorthodox, but the product of 
faith," and therefore made him within 
the law on that point. 

He said if Shacter's opposition to war 
had been only an "intellectual exercise" 
he would not qualify as a CO. But, he 
added, atheism means only that the in- 
dividual does not believe in a conven- 
tional god, not that he has no beliefs at 

College President 
Takes Co-ed Wife 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CPS)— Don A. 
Orton, 50, the president of Lesley College, 
and Leslie Ellen Feuer, 20, of Teaneck, 
N. J., a junior at the college, were mar- 
ried Nov. 18 in Las Vegas, a college 
spokesman recently said. 

Orton, who has four children by a pre- 
vious 'marriage, was appointed president 
of Lesley College in 1960. 

Mrs. Orton, .who was majoring in ele- 
mentary education, has withdrawn from 
the college. 

The newly weds are living at the pres- 
ident's house on the campus. 

"My faith centers around mankind 
rather than God," Shacter's statement ex- 
plained. "This does not mean I am any 
less religious than a man who believes in 
God ... I have neither scripture nor God 
to support me, but I can take no part in an 
attempt at another man's life." 

Judges will determine 

Washington lawyer Michael Tigar, who 
edits the Selective Service Law Reporter, 
a compilation of draft laws and cases to 
help young men and draft counselors, 
called the ruling a "very significant" ex- 
tension of the Seeger decision. 

He said its effect on other CO. appeals 
now in courts would depend largely on 
"what other judges think it's worth." 
Judges in other federal district courts do 
not have to abide by the decision, since it 
is from a court of parallel level in the 
judicial hierarchy; but if they are im- 
pressed by the decision's logic and the( 
facts of the case, they can use it as a basis' 
for their own decisions. The decision is 
not binding unless it is affirmed by the 
VS. Supreme Court. 

Lawyers who want to use the ruling to 
release young men now in jail because 
they were denied CO. classification on 
grounds of avowed atheism may now 
want to file in court for their release, 
citing the Harvey ruling, Tigar said. 

There's nothing like some study to break 
the monotony, eh Phil? . 


La Vie Collegienne, Thursday, December 19, 1968 

Under-the-basket action in the Dickinson game. There was some other action, too, 
but Valley took the contest, 88 to 81. 


For about 44 seconds last Thursday 
night, Lynch Memorial Gymnasium had 
a touch of the old Palaestra about it. 
Fans were screaming, coaches were 
screaming, and refs were blowing their 
whistles (for lack of anything better). All 
the spirit of a Temple-LaSalle playoff 
game were there — for about 44 sec- 

What heart-throbbing event could bring 
about such a display of partisanship? 
What else but a good All-American 

With just a few seconds remaining in 
the LVC-Dickinson game, an evil black- 
guard (or Devil if you prefer) by the 


Valley Wrestling Team Begins 
Season With 32-3 Victory 
Despite Poor Condition 

The L.V.C. wrestling team initiated its 
three-month long season on December 3 
with a 32-3 victory over P.M.C. Although 
the score appears to be impressive, Coach 
Petrofes insists that the team gave a lack- 
luster performance. The team is, under- 
standably enough, not yet in good phys- 
ical condition. And the majority of the 
matches expressed this fact. 

The only loss to a P.M.C. grappler oc- 
curred at the 177-Lb. division. Jim latesta 
was outpointed 5-1, before he decided to 
change the sport to boxing. From this 
writer's angle, latesta won that match 1 
to by means of a right cross. 

Reverting to the lighter (and more 
refined) weight classes L.V.C.'s wrestlers 
swept the first seven matches. Rocky 
Layne began losing weight 3 months ago 
in order to weigh in at 123. He made it 
by December 3 and released his hunger 
frustrations on one Roy Eaton (rhymes 
with Eatin'). At last sighting the hapless 
P.M.C. wrestler was crawling off the mat 
after absorbing an 8 to 4 defeat. 

Superiority in maneuvers 

Bob Btchberger established himself as 
L. V. C.'s undefeated, unscored upon 
wrestler — he won by forfeit at 130. Co- 
Captain Rich Kaufmann thoroughly 
trounced Philip Fertz 14 to 2. Sophomore 
Dave Blanck pinned his opponent in 2:50. 
Kerry Althouse, the other co-captain, out- 
dueled his opponent 6-2. Both wrestlers 
had trouble finding their way off the 
mat. Freshman Tom Koons turned in what 
to this wrestler appeared to be the most 
impressive win of the afternoon when he 

name of Freddy Gardner tackled Dave 
Miller as he drove for an easy lay-up. 
Mr. Gardner was going by an old sports 
(?) adage of "Make them pay the price". 
Dave wouldn't buy that line, however, 
and so a minor altercation erupted. 
Rise in excitement 
As both benches emptied, the crowd 
(for the first time) cheered, though for 
what I still don't know. A few genuinely 
involved students even took it upon them- 
selves to get a closer view of the proceed- 

A group of Annville's finest having 
seen the possibility of imminent danger 
promptly left. It is assumed they went 
for help. 

For 44 seconds the Lebanon Valley 
Gym had all the excitement of big-college 
basketball. It was refreshing if brief. 

Glenn Phelps 

out-finessed (and I mean with wrestling 
maneuvers, not fancy, fleeing footwork) 
his opponent 8 to 1. Bob Helt registered 
bis first varsity triumph after a long fresh- 
man season by flattening his man in 3:36 
In the final match of the day Big Ed 
Thomas had his opponent intimidated at 
:02 seconds of the first period and pro- 
ceeded to pin him at the 2:26 mark. 

Rounding out the squad are freshmen, 
Bill Fissel, Howie Chwatt, Greg Thom- 
son, Russ Coulson and Mike Shanf elder. 
Junior Shepp Cupp has been a beneficial 
addition to the squad in his first year of 
wrestling experience. The final member of 
the squad in our perennial JV wrestler and 
rapidly aging senior. It is rumored that 
the only reason that he is not cut from 
the squad is that he doubles as the re 
porter for La Vie. Don't You Believe It! 

— Bob L. Unger 

LVC Varsity Falls 
To E'town Cagers 

Lebanon Valley bowed to Elizabeth- 
town 101-88 Saturday night in a game 
which followed the pattern of the Dutch- 
men's two earlier defeats. After falling 
behind at the half, Valley staged a come- 
back which fell just short of victory. 

The most remarkable aspect of Valley's 
performance lies in the fact that the Blue 
Jays even with the presence of two 6'10" 
forwards were able to grab only two more 
rebounds than the Dutchmen. 

The Valley scoring went as follows: 
Snovel, 15; Stauffer, 14; Miller, 13; Mel- 
lini, 12; Todd, 12; Linker, 9; Kuhn, 8; 
Bucher, 5. 



Jan. 7 Ursinus 



Jan. 9 Moravian 



Jan. 11 Albright 



Jan. 29 Dickinson 



Jan. 31-Sat., Feb. 1 S.W. Sponaugle Tour, (at F.&M.) 



Jan. 8 Albright 



Jan. 11 Moravian 




Jan. 31 Millersville 



The sports department an- 
nounced today that Ed Thomas, 
sophomore defensive end, was 
chosen for the first defensive 
squad of the Pennsylvania All- 
State College Team. Ed was cho- 
sen from players representing all 
colleges and universities through- 
out the state. 

Ed received other honors this 
year for his fine defensive work, 
not the least of which was his 
nomination to the first defensive 
team representing the teams in 
the Middle Atlantic Conference. 

We congratulate Ed for his 
being chosen for the All-State 
team and also congratulate 
George Morse, Greg Teter, Joe 
Torre, and Bruce Decker who re- 
ceived honorable mention to the 
statewide team. 

Faculty Recitals 

Pierce Getz, Organ . . . Sunday, Feb. 9 
Michael Jamanis, Piano 

Sunday, Mar. 16 
Musical Organizations 
Concert Choir Campus Program — 

Tuesday, Mar. 18 
All-Girl Band Concert — Tuesday, 
Mar. 25 

Spring Band Festival — Sunday, Apr. 13 
(Annville-Cleona High School 

Spring Music Festival — Sunday, 
Apr. 27 

Campus Band Concert — Sunday, 
May 11 

Dutch Flier 

by Craig Linebaugh 

With the advent of Winter, the football season draws to a close, and 
numerous honors are bestowed upon players who put forth fine individual 
efforts. O. J. Simpson was voted the Heisman Trophy, and any number 
of players were named to the various All-American teams. Of greater 
significance to us at Lebanon Valley, however, is the selection of All- 
Middle Atlantic Conference team. This year Valley has placed seven 
players on this squad. 

Heading the group of first team selections is quarterback Bruce 
Decker. This year Decker ranked second in the conference in passing 
completing 118 of 253 throws for 1,450 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 
addition, he picked up 203 yards rushing for total offense of 1,663 yards, 
a figure which led the conference in this category. These gains brought 
the senior quarterback's career totals to 253 completions in 579 touch- 

Greg Teter, Decker's prime target throughout the season, was nomi- 
nated to the first team for the second consecutive year. This time around 
Teter caught 54 passes, a new Lebanon Valley and Middle-Atlantic Con- 
ference record, for 666 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

As evidence of Valley's balanced attack, junior fullback Tony De- 
Marco rammed opposing lines for 559 yards in 130 carries for a 4.3 aver- 
age. This brought his career total to 1,064 yards. 

Leading Valley's defensive representatives on the first team are co- 
captains George Morse and Joe Torre. Morse's selection is indeed a tribute 
to his ability and dedication, for the junior tackle played the entire second 
half of the Muhlenberg game with two broken bones in his ankle and then 
sat out only two games before returning to action. George also is the only 
player during Coach McHenry's tenure who has been elected co-captain of 
the team for two consecutive years. 

Torre also proved to be a remarkable athlete competing in virtually 
every defensive play this season despite a thigh injury. He was also named 
ECAC "defensive back of the week" following the P.M.C. game. Along 
with Morse, Torre provided excellent leadership for the '68 Dutchmen. 

Ed Thomas rounds out the list of first team selections. Of the 6'3", 
222 pound sophomore Coach McHenry said, "Ed can be one of the finest 
defensive ends in small college football ... a definite pro prospect." 

Dave Murphy, the Irish Mauler, was given honorable mention for his 
play at defensive tackle. 

I am sure the Dutch Flyer represents everyone connected with Leba- 
non Valley in conveying congratulations to these fine athletes. 

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